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Cycling UK Louth

Date: Monday 13th September till Thursday 16th September 2021

Venue: Dunstan Hill Campsite OS Grid Reference NU 2352 2135

Dunstan Hill Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Nr. Alnwick NE66 3TQ

Cost: Car+Tent FROM £8.10 per person per night.

The site has access to many facilities: a shop, showers, toilets and water.

ACTIVITIES

There are any number of places to visit and possible rides, some suggestions are detailed below: 

(click on the links to view and download the routes)

DUNSTAN HILL to WARKWORTH (optional off-road sections) 33 Miles (53 KM)

OS MAPS    Ride with GPS

DUNSTAN HILL to SEAHOUSES 23 Miles (38 KM)

OS MAPS    Ride with GPS

BEALE to Berwick-Upon-Tweed (mainly off-road) 29 Miles (47 KM)

OS MAPS    Ride with GPS

Dunstan Hill campsite is situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the Northumberland coastline. From here it's only a mile's walk to the beach and there's a bus stop at the site entrance. Local hostelries include the Cottage Inn near Dunstan, Gray's Inn in Embleton and The Jolly Fisherman Inn, Craster. The Ship Inn at Low Newton is also worth a visit and boasts a micro brewery. A choice of local cafes too including the Stable Yard and Shoreline Cafe in Craster, whilst Eleanor's Byre is a short distance from the campsite. The Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course cafe is open to the public.

PLACES TO VISIT

 

This part of Northumberland is know for it's castles and Dunstanborough Castle (English Heritage and National Trust) lies a few miles away, just north of Craster. Further north still is the inspiring Bamburgh Castle whilst to the west  Alnwick Castle is famed for it's appearance in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey. To the south Warkworth Castle (English Heritage) is best known for its connection with Sir Henry Percy KG aka 'Harry Hotspur'. A little further afield set in the Cheviot Hills is Chillingham Castle and the Wild Cattle Park.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne: to include Lindisfarne Priory (English Heritage) and Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust)

Holy Island Causeway Safe Crossing Times: HERE 

Seahouses: RNLI Lifeboat Station and RNLI Grace Darling Musuem. Boat trips to the Farne Islands (various).

Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum (and Early Grey Tea House): The ancestral seat of the Earls Grey since 1319.

River Coquet: A meandering river with fine views between Guyzance and Warkworth. There's an interesting (sometimes navigable!) ford near Morwick where there's a renowned Dairy Ice Cream Parlour.

 

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Dunstanburgh Castle
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Craster Harbour
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Howick Hall
Bamburgh Castle