Date : 09 July 2022
Time : 10:45
Location : Fountain Head Car Park, Seaton Sluice (at the eastern end of the A190 which passes Seaton Delaval Hall))
The car park can be busy at weekends but spaces do become available quite frequently, so please allow enough time.
Nearest postcode: NE26 4HT, What3words: bugs.stay.badly
Organiser: Chester le Street
Mu Goode has organised a visit to Blyth’s Wartime Battery on Saturday, 9th July. It is intended that we will park at Seaton Sluice and then walk up the beach to Blyth, arriving at The Battery by 11.30am
Blyth Battery is a complex of concrete buildings that housed the twin guns, installed during the First World War, to defend the coastline, port and, during the Second World War, a submarine base. The buildings were extensively restored in 2009.
There are several small venues on site and some will be offering small group tours of around 8 people. Those interested in going can do different tours at different times, including perhaps a visit to the Cafe. A Fish & Chip shop is also available approximately 100 metres away.
Entrance to Blyth Battery and the guided tours are free but, donations are appreciated to ensure the ongoing upkeep. It’s therefore suggested that a small donation of around £2 per person would be very welcome.
Meeting Time – 09.45am at The old Civic Centre car park, Chester le Street, DH3 3UA
Please note: It would be helpful for Mu to know the numbers wishing to go and if they wish to eat in the Cafe or get their own Fish and Chips. If it’s easiest for you, just email me a reply and I’ll compile the numbers for Mu.
If you would prefer to skip the walk and go directly to Blyth Battery there is plenty of parking there. We intend to arrive around 11.30am and would be happy to meet you there. The full address is: Blyth Battery, South Beach, Blyth, NE24 3PQ.
Please note: We will be walking from Seaton Sluice to the Battery and then walking back afterwards. A total of approximately 4 easy miles.