WHAT MAKES THIS NATURE TRAIL DIFFERENT?

  • The beautiful blue butterfly shaped boards are changed 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.

Trail opening Spring 2020

 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     tarmac, steeply downhill  
              3, 4, 5     tarmac river path (New Road) with a slope at the rowing club            

                      6     across the Old Bridge and along the pavement
                      7     on grass; alternatively use the pavement to the next board
                      8     uneven sand dunes with an alternative route along the road
                      9     in Spittal Point car park
              9 to10     tarmac path, not accessible to wheelchairs if sand has shifted
   10, 11, 12, 13    easy access along the promenade
                     14    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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