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  • Day6

    Thursday 26th April

    April 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.
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  • Day6

    Wednesday 25th April

    April 27, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    We are having a big catch-up on our blog as we had no WiFi for the two days we camped at Wooler. We caught up yesterday afternoon at the Barn at Beal and I think that you, are loyal readers have received that one. We then typed up another one but the Find Penguins site froze and we lost it! So here goes again.
    We walked from the campsite into Wooler and climbed high above the town intending to do a four mile circular walk, selected from one of our guid books. However we took a wrong turning and ended up at Wooler Common, a pleasant woodland area where St Cuthbert’s Way crosses in two directions. We returned via the same route to the campsite.

    After lunch, Peter decided to do the walk from the campsite to Humbleton Hill Fort (4miles). It was a long steady climb up the back of the hill to the cairn at the summit from which there were 360 degree panoramic views. The route down was steep but took less time than the ascent.
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