Budle Bay is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, and is a paradise for bird watchers. It’s an estuary for two streams, the Waren and the Low, and the vast mud flats left behind at low tide are a haven for birds.
Budle Bay is particularly popular with bird watchers in the winter months when waders migrate there. Wigeon, mallard, greylag and pink-footed geese are among the birds that migrate from the Arctic and use Budle Bay as shelter during winter.
Parking and information boards are available on the road between Budle and Bamburgh.
It’s possible to walk from Budle Bay around the shoreline to Bamburgh, but care must be taken at Budle Bay itself. Many people are tempted to cross the bay’s mouth, but even at low tide this is very dangerous because of the speed and strength of the rising tide.
Photography © Mike Williamson
4.7 miles from
Old Salt Cottage