Walk here: Druridge Bay to Amble, Northumberland.

Who wouldn't want to go walking here?It’s January. Everyone hates January. The darkness. The wet. The short days. I could go on. I think we have to search for things to enjoy in January, so I’m sharing a favourite beach of ours.

This picture, full of winter sunshine, was taken at Druridge Bay, Northumberland in late December 2015 and it couldn’t have been more glorious. Cold, bright and beautiful.

For all of us living in the North East, we’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, walks and getting out into the fresh air. And mostly, they’re not overcrowded.

Druridge Bay is simply stunning. And at seven miles, is long enough to really get out and stretch your legs. We parked the car at the Country Park and set off for lunch at Amble. On this particular walk, we passed cyclists, surfers, a couple of horse riders (and the horses) and a few people surfing the sands which looked like awesome fun.

You’ll come across sections of the beach that are black; in the 19th century coal was mined nearby and some of it is still there on the sand. You’ll see anti-tank blocks and pill boxes too, on the coast to help ward off a German invasion during World War II.

 

Coal on the beach, Druridge Bay, Northumberland

From the Druridge Bay Country Park to Amble it’s 3.5 miles and should take about 70 minutes, depending on how many times you stop to take pictures, collect shells and mess about!

The Old Store House, Amble

After about 3.5 miles, you reach the little town of Amble. You’ll see the caravan park on your left so be sure to come off the beach there. The sign is wonderful; Amble, The Friendliest Port!

A couple more minutes along the road, you hit The Old Store House. We’d never been in so we decided to give it a go.

Perfect for walkers, the floor is stone… no worry about the mess. The pub is light and friendly (as are the staff) and the food was perfect for us hungry pair.

Mike chose the Northumbrian cheese platter, which for £8.75 was about the best value, largest platter we reckon we’ve had. And for me, some sweet potato wedges, £3.75 and creamy garlic mushrooms on lovely toasted rustic bread £5.75, enough carbs to power us back along the beach.

We’d definitely recommend The Old Store House and you can see what you’d fancy on their menu.

If the sun does come out in the dreary old month of January, the blue sky on this beach gives a different meaning to January Blues.

Nic x

 

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Comments

  1. 1st February 2016 / 5:01 pm

    I LOVE the Old Storehouse – I love their fish n chips and the play area is fab for kids too. Thanks for linking to #LoveNorthEast x

    • Nicola
      7th March 2016 / 10:26 am

      You’re welcome Sam, thanks for having us! Nic x

  2. 3rd February 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Mmmm, that meal sounds delicious! I’ve not been to Amble in quite a while, but you’ve made me think we might visit fairly soon! I love the Northumberland beaches.

    • Nicola
      7th March 2016 / 10:26 am

      Us too. One of our favourite spots. Thanks for leaving a reply! Nic x

  3. 10th February 2016 / 6:31 am

    Absolutely stunning! We’re so lucky to have so much beautiful coastline. We’re really hoping to buy a car soon so we can go on more adventures in Northumberland

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

    #lovenortheast

    • Nicola
      7th March 2016 / 10:24 am

      We really are Chloe! Thanks for your comment. And good luck with your car buying x Nic

  4. 22nd February 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Love Druridge bay but I’ve never been to the old store house, I will have to rectify that!
    Thanks for joining in #LoveNorthEast

    • Nicola
      7th March 2016 / 10:25 am

      You must try it. It’s lovely, and loads of stuff for your little ones to do outside! x Nic

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