St Mary's Lighthouse - Seaton Sluice

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Starting at the car park, you will walk through St Mary's Nature Reserve, which is a haven for wildlife. Expect to see a variety of bird ranging from kestrels to seabirds and songbirds. Also look out for a pond (to the left of the main footpath) which has a large colony of frogs.

From the nature park you will walk inland to join the Hollywell Dene, which follows the course of Seaton Burn. In the dene you will follow the burn back to the sea at Seaton Sluice. Here you will cross the footbridge to look around Rocky Island, from where you will be able to see the wind turbines at Blyth Harbour.

Crossing back onto the mainland, you will walk along the picturesque cliffs until you reach the start point at St Mary's Island. Take time to visit the island (remember to check the safe crossing times). The visitor centre has a small shop, tea room and lots of information about the local wildlife. For a small charge you can climb the lighthouse and marvel at wonderful views of the Northumberland coastline. Outside the visitor centre, explore the island with its rock pools where you will find small crabs and other creatures.

England - North England - Tyne and Wear - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
19/03/2011 - Michael Milbourne

On a beautiful day it is a lovely gentle stroll along a lovely part of the Northumberland Coast.

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