Thursday 26th AprilApril 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C
We broke camp in Wooler at around 9am and headed to Coldingham Bay and St Abb’s Head. However, due to the high winds, we did not attempt a cliff-top walk! Instead we drove up the road to St Abb’s Head aspiring the scenery and observing lots of sheep and lambs. From there we drove to Eyemouth and walked around the very busy working harbour. There were lots of huge container trucks obviously containing lots of fish. We wondered where it all ends up and how much of it gets exported. A harbour-side cafe serving fresh fish would have been nice but no such luck!
We then drove on to Chain Bridge Honey Farm where we enjoyed tea and cake, visited the shop and visitor centre which was very informative re all things bee related! We then walked to the Chain Bridge which is an early 19th century suspension bridge. After that we drove to The Barn at Beal and pitched camp, directly overlooking Holy Island. We walked about a mile or so to the beginning to the causeway. Unfortunately the tide was not in our favour to allow us to drive over to Lindisfarne. However, the views were spectacular. The sun was shining but it was blowing a gale!
In the evening we had a great time at The Bothy Bar at The Barn at Beal and shared a magnificent seafood platter while looking out at the wonderful view across to Holy Island.Read more