Tweedmouth to Cocklawburn Beach (approx 8 miles)

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Start: Junction of Union Brae and Main Street, Tweedmouth (NT399653).
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The route described follows roads, pavements and well defined paths. Parts of the route cover the Tweedmouth section of the Lowry Trail. The majority of the route is level: either along the beach or just above it, or along clifftops and fields above the cliffs.
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Refreshments: Pot-Doodle Do, Scremerston.
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The Tweed estuary, Tweedmouth Walk south along Main Street, then bear left on to Dock Road. Continue to walk along the road, passing the lifeboat station. At crossroads turn left and continue to the end of the road. Walk through car park and follow footpath alongside the beach.
the beach at Spittal, looking south Continue along the promenade at Spittal. After the last houses and just before the end of the promenade turn right to follow a narrow tarmac path up to the top of the cliffs. Turn left at the top to follow the clifftop path for just over a mile. Where the path meets the road, turn right to follow the road.
Cocklawburn beach, looking south toward Lindisfarne We dropped down to the beach using the first steps we came to, then walked along the beach until we came to a stream which was too deep and fast flowing to cross (in summer we might have paddled). We re-traced our steps along the beach, then the road. Instead of returning by the clifftop path, we continued to follow the road over the level crossing to the road junction at Borewell. Here we turned right and stopped at the cafe at Pot-a Doodle Do for tea and scones. Continue along the road for just under half a mile, until the road turns sharp left. Here we followed the footpath ahead, signed for Cow Road. After just less than another half mile, go through a wooden kissing gate and turn right to follow permissive path to Seaview Farm.
Berwick Harbour The path leads round Seaview Farm. Follow the track towards the clifftops, which leads under the railway down to Main Street in Spittal. We followed the road to the far end of Spittal, went straight across at the crossroads to re-joining the outward route.
Berwick lifeboat station Shortly after passing the lifeboat station take the path on the left which goes under the disused railway viaduct. Climb the steps on the left, then turn right, around the terraced houses. Turn left to follow the disused railway line. Where the path emerges onto Mount Road, turn left, then at the junction with Main Street turn right to return to the start.

Other walks near here:
Around Bamburgh Castle.
The River Tweed

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