- 4 days on the Northumbrian Coast in a van and 2 bike packing nights out HELP!!
Heading up there after Ardrock and Scarborough / Whit,by after overnight stops in a van and 2 routes to include a bivvy out on the coast does not have to be far as I will have my daughter will be heading to Glentress on the way back to the lakes!Posted 7 months ago
Not got a clue about Northumbria but I hear its good so any info glad accepted good pubs needed to for meals
So many choices… Ok, my recommended spots along the coast going south to north would be:
Amble (good for fish and chips) Warkworth – many pubs, Alnmouth. Craster Dunstanburgh – Embleton and Newton by the sea – great pub in the last one right by the lovely beach. Then you’ve got Beadnell and Seahouses – both a bit daytrippy but ok. Next up, Bamburgh and Budle – both terrific beaches. North of there is Lindisfarne which is worth a pedal over but don’t get trapped by the tide…
There’s really loads of places, I’m not sure about bivvy spots particularly and a lot of the coastline is NT / AONB so unsure about camping restrictions bit you can check.
If you want to head inland to the hills then you could aim for Wooler and Rothbury as bases. Happy to throw some more suggestions out if you need.Posted 7 months ago
Cool. Unfortunately the castle at Lindisfarne is currently wrapped in plastic and scaffolding while it’s being repaired or turned into holiday apartments or something.Posted 7 months ago
Still worth a visit, you might find some good coastal bivvy spots to the north and south of Lindisfarne at Goswick and Elwick… but don’t quote me.
No camping signs in all the beach carparks which were free but we tried to book on two campsites who only had spaces in the no kids bit!!!Posted 7 months ago
Stayed in Amble on the coast near a big posh caravan park no issues even had a dog walker telling is to ignore the no camping signs. Had a bivi out as in the pic then stayed in this car park had a class sunrise with a pod well 3 dolphins to enjoy after a full day on the beach with food at the castle pub in Bamburgh
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Apparently Lindisfare Castle is 450 years old and so in need of some restoration, see here if your are interested,Posted 7 months ago
Sorry Rich, you’ll have to revisit next year to get a closer look, enjoy the coast.
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Not sure you are meant to be camping down the Wynding. What a view to wakeup to though.
You’re or the beaches but only the stuck up none locals who live moved there from other counties give a shit.
Ricky has photoshopped his photos it’s nothing like that up here.
Been on the Sauce Drac?Posted 7 months agokayla1Subscriber
Northumberland is awful, don’t bother. And if you do come up don’t tell folk down south.
Northumberland is overrated IMO. Full of pit heaps & furk wot taalk queeor.
Divvent gan there, gan ta Cornwall, It’s miles forrther away better.
Aye, honest, it’s bobbins up here. Terrible in fact. Aall depressed and that like. Stay doon there. Really.
Posted 7 months agoburko73Subscriber
Keep the pics coming. Great spot.
Good to get the tides right if you’ve got a camper and get cut off on lindisfarne – go over just as everyone else is leaving, park in the big car park and watch everyone leave, go for a walk, back to the van for a cuppa/ lunch and watch the wildlife take over again! Great to have the place almost to your selves.Posted 7 months ago
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