Day 177 : Hadston – Blythe

I didn’t dwell for long in Hadston and quickly continued on to coast for my walk. I continue around Drudridge Bay with its sandy beaches and sand dunes until I got to Cresswell, the start or finish of the Northumberland Coastal Path.

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Walk Date :                7th Nov 2015
Mileage :                     17.30 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 782.79 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

Cresswell Foreshore Nature Reserve has little channels  of sea running through the sand leaving rock pools. I was pleased to see the Drift Café which is also a bookshop. The café had a lovely menu of hot food and sandwiches. I settled for my usual coffee and cake.

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All I could see in front of me was the chimneys of the power station at Lynemouth which is in the process of being converted from coal to biomass. In years gone by there were people called seacoalers who made a living by collecting waste coal from the beach.

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Further on after passing a caravan site is Newbiggin which was an important port for grain and coal. There is a Maritime Centre with a shop, museum and restaurant by the quayside which is run by volunteers.  As I walk along the promenade I come across some sculptures, one on a steel plinth on the breakwater, a couple looking out to sea.

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I am quite amused to see a pub, the Cresswell Arms with a sign that says the “ Last Pub Before Norway”. Anyway, time to move on and today I finish at North Blythe.

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