OK, so I wasn’t going to use any more alliteration in my titles but this one fitted so well I couldn’t help it!
Took it very easy today, stopped for an espresso after half a mile then cycled to Amble – approx 2 miles, had a look around, quick cup of tea and cycled back again. I have to tell you that cycling back there are two big hills which get the heart rate going. So it was worth doing.
The weather forecast tonight is for icy winds from the north followed by sleet and snow showers so if you’re ‘enjoying’ the same sort of weather it might be a good opportunity to download some free books to your Kindle. My friend Anne Ousby has published 3 books and they are all free tomorrow. Click below for ‘Patterson’s Curse.
The other two books are called: The Leopard Man and The Last Iceberg. My lack of computing skills prevents me from putting the links here. But you know how to do it anyhow…. happy reading
We’re back in Northumberland now, trying to acclimatise to bracing headwinds and sudden downpours. Yet despite the inclement weather the ride yesterday from Warkworth via Amble to Low Hauxley was exhilarating.
If you want to do it, it’s best to start in the market place in Warkworth alongside Cabosse. You could even sample the French patisserie or luxurious croissants there before you set off.
Head up the main street towards the castle, follow the road around and take a left along the braid to Amble. This part of the ride is spectacular especially at high tide when the river is full to bursting, the swans are steaming gently up to the bridge and the cormorants perched high on stones spread their wings out to dry.
At the end of the braid turn left at the entrance to the marina and follow the path along by the fence. You’ll come out at the car park. Take a left again past Spurreli’s coffee and ice cream shop (stop for the award winning pistachio if you have time) and continue past the harbour to the T junction. Take a left there and follow the road, with the sea on your left, until you leave Amble behind.
Continue on the undulating terrain until you spot the beautiful, beautiful beach huts at Low Hauxley (I want one!). I dare you to cycle past them without stopping to visualise yourself living there. I once came upon a film crew there pretending one of the beach huts was located on a fiord in Norway.
Tear yourself away and follow the road around to the right and continue until you reach the main road. There turn right back into Amble and retrace your steps (wheels?) to Warkworth and have a glass of ice cold Pino Grigio in the lounge of the Warkworth House Hotel and celebrate a grand day out. The whole ride is approx 10 miles.
Boats in Amble Harbour