A walk around Berwick-upon-Tweed….

Wet overnight and well into the morning but it cleared up by lunchtime so we set off to explore our surroundings. Today we decided to wander into Berwick and walked across the old bridge over the Tweed.

The original town is walled with many pretty mews.

We walked along the wall, running along the waters edge and continued along the long Pier (a breakwater built to protect the town and river inlet) to the Lighthouse at the end.

On the way back along the sea wall we caught our first glimpse of dolphins – how magical! I wasn’t sure at first as the water is quite choppy, but yes we watched them in the bay just before it narrows to become the Tweed estuary – I’m not sure how many but at least half a dozen kept bobbing in the waves – no jumping or dancing but plenty of bobbing! I took about 20 photos and this was the best of the bunch…

Well after all that standing around on the Pier, Poppydog deserved a good beach run around, so we ventured down to the beach abutting the start of the Pier – aptly named Little Pier Beach.

The sun made a weak appearance as we played on the beach and is always welcome. After a time we cut across the grass covered low dunes…

From here we made our way back across the town and across the road bridge so that we could get a better look at the beautiful old bridge on the seaward side.

And the fabulous railway viaduct further inland.

A lovely 6 mile walk with plenty still to explore.

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