Budle Bay

Budle Bay is in North Northumberland and is a beautiful and important bird sanctuary, with huge mud flats that are exposed at low tide. The whole area is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and is very popular with birdwatchers, particularly in the winter when thousands of wildfowl and waders spend their winter on the bay’s mud flats.
The Bay itself has an industrial past, it was once an extremely busy port in the times of King Henry III in the 13th Century. The harbour has now disappeared beneath the rising silt of the bay, but some of the remaining buildings still hint towards the past. There was a corn-mill here, which is how the hamlet got its name, in 1187 and current building dates back to 1780. This building was abandoned for many years but has recently been redeveloped and turned into luxury apartments, all of which offer stunning views over the bay.

Budle Bay

Budle Bay

Budle Bay

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2017

8 Responses to “Bamburgh to Budle Bay”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Wow – a great spot for bird watching.

  2. Looks like it could get windy there.
    Coffee is on

  3. Alan says:

    I love this part of Northumberland; so much to see and enjoy and hgnerally not too crowded, either.

  4. james higham says:

    Yes, lovely place, Northumbria.