Druridge Bay Country Park

12Northumberland is full of exciting and beautiful places to visit and you can be guaranteed a great visit to Northumberland if you stay with us at Warkworth House Hotel. One place that is nearby our fantastic location is the amazing Druridge Bay Country Park. This is one of the best days out you can have in Northumberland as there is so much natural beauty on show which has been combined with some thrilling activities to make for the perfect day.

Druridge Bay Country

The Park

The park at Druridge Bay is array with fun for all the family. There is some stunning scenery surrounding the visitor centre which contains displays and information about the local area.

There are some great spots around the park for Picnics where you can take in the special sights of the lake and the woodland that surrounds it. Bird-watchers will be dazzled by the rare species on show such as the Golden Eye Snipe as well as many other interesting birds. The wildlife is really special at Druridge Bay and for this reason the partnership in place here is working hard to turn Druridge Bay into a wildlife tourism destination.

The brilliant scenery is complimented by some exotic wild flowers which you can observe as you enjoy the woodland walks around the lake.

Ladyburn Lake, in the park, offers a wonderful view as well as some exciting water sports between April and October. You can launch windsurfers and non-motorised boats on the lake but for those seeking a thrill you are able to take part in some sailing, windsurfing and canoeing courses which are available every summer. This lake is a great place to get into water sports and you are guaranteed to have a blast as you glide through the cool water.

If you are bringing the kids they will be sure to love the children’s play area which has plenty of exciting obstacles and playing equipment to tire them out for the journey back to your hotel. You can stop for some refreshments in the parks café which serves drinks and some tasty snacks.

Druridge Bay

The Beach

Once you have taken in all the beauty that the park has to offer you can get away from all the excitement and follow the path down to the incredible sandy beach which offers three miles of gorgeous sand, dunes and ocean for you to relax on.
Fly a kite along the sandy shores or take a dip in the refreshing North Sea. On some days this can be a great place to do some surfing. This beach offers a great place to relax and have fun with the kids but it also offers a bit of unforgotten history for generations to come. Druridge Bay was thought of as a possible landing place for Garman Invasion during the Second World War and today you are still able to see the anti-tank blocks and pill boxes that were put in place to defend our country.

The best night’s sleep

Once you have worn yourself and the kids out with a day filled with activity you can watch the sunset before making the 10 minute trip down the road to your luxury room at Warkworth House where you can freshen up before enjoying a delicious meal in our hotel restaurant.

About Sandra Thomas

Sandra Thomas handles the administration and accounts side of Warkworth House Hotel but occasionally helps with front of house duties which involves serving in the restaurant, working behind the bar and handling the reception duties.

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