The trail is open from
22nd March 2020
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WHAT MAKES THIS NATURE TRAIL DIFFERENT?

  • The beautiful blue butterfly shaped boards are updated with the

       seasons so you can glean new information four times a year.

     

  • Explore ten different habitats while you walk through beautiful
    scenery steeped in history.

       

  • Learn not only about about animals and plants, but also about geology, human influence and even the weather. Be surprised at some strange revelations from local experts!

  • See the mute swans, Britain's largest birds, weighing in at 10kgs. The second most populated moulting herd in the UK! 

  • The most northerly nature trail in England.

ABOUT THE TRAIL

  • It’s FREE and easy to get to.  Easy to follow instructions. Some sections are easy access.

  • Educational for all ages and a downloadable Explorer Quiz for kids with certificate.

    

  • 14 nature information boards over a 2.8 mile walk; allow a minimum time of 2 hours.  

  

  • QR links for further information.

  

  • Start (NT 99390 53557) in Coronation Park with amazing nature sculptures.  Finish with spectacular views from Spittal cliffs (NU 01241 50701).

  

  • Four boards packed with information along the promenade at Spittal with easy mobility access.

  • Cafés and benches all along the route with picnic tables at Spittal. 

  

  • Car parks and accessible toilets.

  

  • Many bus stops along the route.

    

  • Dog friendly.

 

MAIN ROUTE

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE AVOIDING SAND

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE AVOIDING STEEP PATH AND FOOTBRIDGE.  THIS TRACK CAN BE RUTTED


 

 

 

BOARD ACCESSIBILITY

Start,1,2 are on tarmac, steeply downhill

3,4 & 5 are on the tarmac river path (New Road) with a slope at the rowing club

6 is across the Old Bridge and along the pavement

7 is on grass; alternatively use the pavement to the next board

8 is over uneven sand dunes with an alternative route along the road

9 is in Spittal Point car park

Between 9 & 10 is a tarmac path, not accessible to wheelchairs if sand has shifted

10,11,12 & 13  have easy access along the promenade

14 is up a steep path with steps and a footbridge.  The alternative route can be rutted. 

Follow the track to the Finish.
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The users of this nature trail do so at their own risk; the Third Age Trust will not accept liability for any accidents damage or loss incurred.