▨ Jamie McHale


Dunstanburgh Castle, Jolly Fisherman and Low Newton · December 2023
Craster coastline in the sun

Harriet and I spent the day wandering around near Craster on the Northumberland coast. We strolled up to Dunstanburgh Castle, the coast lit up in the winter sun. Parking is easy, with a paid place at the edge of the village alongside tourist information and public facilities. The walk was short and easy, despite being a bit muddy!

Dunstanburgh Castle

We stopped in at the Jolly Fisherman pub and restaurant for lunch. They serve a variety of seafood sandwiches - we went for the “posh” fish finger sandwiches with tartare and mushy peas, with a side of chips. The village is nice, with a small harbour and a place that smokes kippers.

After lunch we drove a few minutes up to Low Newton and walked south along the beach back towards Dunstanburgh. We’d previously been here in January 2019 when Harriet forced me to get in the sea. The sun was going down, the sea in blues, purples and pinks. It was a lovely walk in a beautiful part of the world.

Harriet on the beach
A view back to Dunstanburgh