The Grey Panthers
26 April 2017, - Seaton Delaval, Seaton Sluice & Blyth

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10.1 miles

Explorer Map 316, - Newcastle upon Tyne

This walk is very straightforward and should present no problems with regard to navigation or gradients. Although there are two stiles to cross, this is the limit of any inaccessibility.
The first section of the walk takes one from Seaton Delaval Hall (there is a free car park adjacent to the Hall), to Seaton Sluice.
From Seaton Sluice the walk is a there-and-back to Ridley Park in Blyth. For this, you can either use the Eve Black Walkway (a surfaced pathway) or the beach.

Memory Map
For a Memory Map overlay of the walk described, please select the above link.
(Overlay made with Version 5 of Memory Map)

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Park in the car park at Seaton Delaval Hall (NZ321 766).
Turn left outside the main gates of the Hall. Take the footpath beside the A190 for about 400 yards, and turn left into the lane by Harbord Terrace.
Continue Southwards for about 3/4 mile along the farm track.
At NZ352 752 there is a track on the left which heads towards Holywell Dene. Just before the Dene, there is a sharpish drop (steps provided) to Seaton Burn.
At the Burn, turn left and follow the path beside the Burn to Seaton Sluice.
Cross the road bridge into Seaton Sluice.
From the village, descend to the harbour, then cross over by the footbridge.
Now head towards Blyth, initially beside the A190 but soon taking either the Eve Black Walkway or simply using the beach.
In Blyth, continue beside the main road to eventually reach Ridley Park.
Return to Seaton Sluice, where you take the footpath beside the A190 to return to the car park at Seaton Delaval Hall.

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