Friday, May 25, 2012

AT LAST, THE SUNSHINE


BUDLE FARM, BUDLE BAY, nr BAMBURGH

Depart Home for:

Budle Farm, Budle Bay, nr Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7AJ, United Kingdom,
telephone 01668 214357.

27.3 miles from home.

Well, we didn't think we would get away this weekend, but at the last minute we managed to create the opportunity, and after a quick phone-call we found a spot on another site we have never been too before.  This one we have spied a couple of times when we have been on the road from Seahouses back home and managed to find it on

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk



We set off in glorious sunshine, with more promised throughout the weekend.  The site is located just outside the small village of Waren Mill, down a narrow track.  Waren Mill has two other large Caravan Parks, but we always avoid sites such as these.  There are only 5 pitches and they do seem to be Camper Van friendly rather than van, but we got on without a problem, although levelling port to starboard proved difficult and we weren't quite true.

The site has no frills, but there is a hook-up, water and waste disposal, what more do you really need, however its piece-de-resistance is the location; a two minute walk takes you to the shore of Budle Bay with its Bird Sanctuary and beach.  We were hugely impressed and would definitely be coming back.

The weather stayed fine all weekend and the most taxing activity we took part in was sun-bathing, trying to outdo each other with the better sun-tan.

The orientation of the shoreline in the bay meant that late on Saturday evening we moved to a small vantage point and watched the sun go down against the water, not something you would expect to do in Northumberland.



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