Seahouses Circular, or the Chain Gang

September 2022

The thirteen of us, and the dog, were blessed with perfect weather for our September walk.  For those of us who had tackled the Simonside Challenge this was a welcome change of terrain.  We started on the old railway line, which once ran between Seahouses and Chathill.  As a child, Maureen used this train to go to school in Alnwick.  We then wandered through several housing estates admiring their gardens, including one with a pond with a huge carp, before crossing the road to the Golf Course.  

Our path took us  down to the beach with its flat slabs of sandstone, and then back up to the Golf Course and along towards the harbour.  At one point we were walking in single file along the path, and a couple walking in the opposite direction paused to let us past, commenting on the Convict Chain passing them!  We were not chained together but who knows what made him say this!   

Doing this walk anti-clockwise gives you wonderful views of beaches, the sea, the Farnes, Bamburgh and Holy Island.  The tide was as low as most of us had seen it, so those going out to the Farnes had to board their boat at the far end of the pier.   

Pausing to look down on the harbour and all the boats is always good.  A few left us here to go and get a cuppa while the rest of us continued along above the sea and then along a path back to the railway line and the car park.

Lewis’ Fish Restaurant was an excellent choice – providing you like fish!  Although there were sausages.  The batter was light and crispy and the fish beautifully fresh.  A perfect end to the day.

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