this 10.7 miles / 17.2 km long stage follows the cycle track going west and inland to North Sunderland, then north by footpath,
minor road and through fields to the historic village of Bamburgh, with it's spectacular castle sitting on a high prominence, offering commanding views in every direction.
On departing Bamburgh,, and passing the golf clubhouse the route passes Budle Point with spectacular views to the Budle Bay Nature Reserve and the hamlet of Waren Mill.
The route joins the B1342 main road for a short spell going south-east, before heading west through fields for the inland section.
On passing the small caravan park the path goes through fields and woodland to the road at Spindlestone, then on towards Waren Mill caravan park,
before going west for the final leg of this stage.
This crosses the East Coast Main Line, passes the grain silos and crosses the A1 trunk road.
Following the footpath adjacent to the golf club, the route enters the village of Belford.
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