If you’re looking for a bit of exercise while staying in Seahouses, here are some running routes we’d recommend.
Route 1 – North Sunderland loop, approx 3.6km/2.2 miles round trip
Start off at Old Salt Cottage and head right and right again towards the Seahouses main street. Follow the road out of Seahouses towards Bamburgh (you’ll see Bamburgh Castle in the distance and have the houses on your left and the sea on your right). At the end of the stretch of houses, turn left along Broad Road (signposted Chathill/North Sunderland). There's no pavement for most of this stretch but the road is very quiet. If you prefer to be off the road, there's a path that you can follow through the trees.
You can then either follow the road to North Sunderland main street, head left and follow the road back into Seahouses, or you can take the old railway path back to the main car park in Seahouses (you’ll see the start of this path on your left at the signpost for Springhall Farm). Once you’re in the car park, you can cut through one of the little lanes on your right to get back onto Seahouses main street and then return to Old Salt Cottage.
Route 2 – Shoreston Hall loop, approx 5.1km/3.2 miles round trip
Follow route 1 but instead of turning off at the signpost for Chathill/North Sunderland continue along until you see the road signposted Shoreston. Turn left here and follow this road past Shoreston Hall (on your right) and continue following the road round to your left with fields on either side of you. Turn left at the junction at the Springhill Farm development. Continue on until you reach the junction with Broad Road and the railway path straight ahead of you. As with route 1, you can either follow this railway path back to Seahouses, or turn right to get onto North Sunderland main street and then left to head back towards Seahouses on the main road.
Route 3 – To Beadnell, approx 2.7km/1.7 miles one way
Turn left at the end of Dunstan View and follow the main road southwards out of Seahouses. You'll pass the entrance to Seahouses Golf Club on your left. As you reach the furthest point of the golf course, you'll cross a bridge over a river. Immediately after this bridge there's a path that cuts through the dunes and onto the beach if you prefer to run on the sand than the pavement. You can head all the way to Beadnell village or double back before you reach Beadnell if you don't want to go so far.
Route 4 – To Bamburgh, approx 5.5km/3.4 miles one way
If you’re looking for a longer run, head northwards following the road out of Seahouses towards Bamburgh. You can cut down onto the beach if you want to run along the sand, or stay on the road. It’s approximately 3.4 miles if you go all the way to Bamburgh but you can of course double back on yourself whenever you wish if you don’t want to go the whole way. To make the run into a nice loop, run one way along the road and then back along the beach. If you get as far as Bamburgh, there are some lovely cafes to refuel and a local bus service that can return you to Seahouses if you don’t fancy the run back.
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