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Druridge Links and Beach Walk.
A short 2.5 mile walk following good tracks, dunes and one of the best beaches in the UK.
We did the walk at low tide when the beach views are at their best and walking is much easier on the firm sand.
1) We started this walk at the parking area where the road from Cresswell to Widdrington Village turns inland from the dunes / links or, if approaching from Widdrington Village where the road turns sharp right at the dunes.
From the parking area we followed the road north, passing ponds on our left which are part of a nature reserve popular for bird watching.
We soon reached a gate where the road becomes a track and followed this track until it rejoins another tarmac road. This is part of the coastal cycle way which continues on to Amble.
2) We continued along this road until we eventually reached a footpath to the right. That lead us past another pond, through the dunes to a footbridge where we crossed a burn.
3) At this point we walked down onto the beach turning south.
4) We walked back along the beach keeping below the high tide line where the sand was firmer and easier to walk on. We also made a detour up to the top of the high dunes to take photos and admire the superb views along the coast south to Cresswell and north to Coquet Island.
5) After crossing a small burn that runs across the beach we found a path through the dunes that took us back onto the road.
6) This path was obvious from other peoples footprints in the sand but may not always be visible depending on the time of day.
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