Happy Monday, and hello February
January for me like most people has been longggg. I’m so pleased it’s finally over!. Whilst I didn’t really get out on weekends and adventure much I did visit a few places and thought I would share a few photos from each.
First up: Seaburn and Roker beach
We don’t live far from here and it’s very accessible via public transport. This was out New Year’s day walk and boy is was beautiful. The walk along the pier was better than I thought it would be as I thought it would be cold and windy but it turned out to be rather pleasant. It was the busiest I’ve ever seen it. Lots of people kick starting there year with a walk and blowing away them cobwebs. It was lovely as the sun started to go down over the docks a very peaceful scene. I really want to visit here more this year as I feel I don’t make the most of living by the seaside. Also at certain times of the year you can actually walk under the pier and do the walk right up to inside the pier itself. This is possible something to add to my list however I’m not the biggest fan of being underground haha.
Next we went to Seaton Delaval Hall
This is our first National Trust visit and it’s our nearest one. This place has big potential this year and I can’t wait to go back. They are adding to their gardens, opening a new cafe and opening up a woodland walk. Sounds exciting! I do love wandering through wooded areas and exploring the gardens. I also adore the architecture of this beautiful building.
Back to one of our faves Wallington Hall and gardens.
If you have followed my blog or Instagram from a while you will know we simply adore Wallington hall and visit regular along with Cragside. The view of the countryside from the walled garden area has to be one of my fave sights to see. It just goes on for miles and to think were only up the road in Northumberland. This time though I loved seeing all the colourful flowers inside the little greenhouse. Despite it being the greenhouse being full with everyone getting the flower photo’s, I managed to snap this cute photo and it’s my fave one of the year so far!.
And finally Dunstanburgh Castle.
This is somewhere we visited for the first time and as you can see it’s right on the coast not far from Alnwick. There’s not really much there aside from a small village and a long hike up to the castle. This is an English Heritage site however if you have a National Trust Membership you can get in for free. The castle is just a ruin so it wasn’t to me worth the visit however I did love the view from the top of a tower. It’s also been said that if you take the walk past the castle and along the sea front you may spot some dolphins!. This place was also a nice walk to blow off the January cobwebs.
Have you been out blowing away from cobwebs? I would love to know in the comments. Also be sure to follow my on Instagram from daily stories of my adventures before they reach the blog, I also have a little travel account for my adventures too which can be found over on www.instagram.com/xamylouisetravelsx
Thank you for reading xxx