The trail is now open for fresh air & exercise!
Please keep 6ft apart from people you meet
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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 & 14 have easy access along the promenade

Retrace to board 13, then continue up a steep path with steps and a footbridge, turn left on the track to see the view. 
The alternative route can be rutted.  Follow the track up to the FINISH.

Return to Spittal village, car park and bus stop down the track.
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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.