- 17/03/18 Druridge Bay to Amble ‘A’ Janet Heckels ‘B’ Pat Gardner
It was a very difficult start to the new walking season. The original plan for today’s walk was in Saltburn but due to the very wet weather in the previous week the leaders decided to walk on the Northumberland coast rather than in Yorkshire. Although 46 had booked for this first outing, 12 cancelled mainly at the last minute due to the horrendous weather forecast – snow and more snow. Therefore, 34 members set out on a very cold day with light snow showers as they travelled to Heighley Gate for coffee. The ‘A’ walk was from Druridge Bay to Amble, while the ‘B’ walk was from Druridge Bay to Warkworth. Conditions were not good on either walk with a cold easterly wind and heavy snow showers. The waves on the beach were very dramatic in the high winds but it was too cold to hang around for long. Everyone was pleased to get back to the coach and headed off home after an evening stop in Morpeth. Not the best start to the season.