Making hay while the sun shines

A sudden fear that the year was passing me by without my getting out and enjoying it has brought about a bit of a flurry of short walks and trips. All the well worn sayings about when to make hay sprang to mind, so today I jumped on the metro to the coast to do a local-ish short walk from Cullercoats to Tynemouth, so here are some sunny days captured to hoard for those dark days of winter. This short walk is now on both YouTube and ViewRanger if you only have limited time.

Cullercoats, Tyneside
Cullercoats, Tyneside

This short linear 2.5 mile / 4 km walk was from Cullercoats Metro past the lifeboat station on the North East coast, and Tynemouth Castle to Front Street at Tynemouth near the mouth of the River Tyne. The beginning and end of the walk were near to Cullercoats and Tynemouth stations on the Newcastle metro system.

Looking south from Tynemouth beach
Looking south from Tynemouth beach

The route was awash with plenty of cafes and restaurants for refreshments, and the weekend market at Tynemouth station was in full flow.

Tynemouth Beach
Tynemouth Beach

A flag system indicated that swimming was permitted there on that day.

Looking north towards Tynemouth Castle
Looking north towards Tynemouth Castle.