New walkway is opened in Northumberland seaside town

From left to right: Julia Aston, Michael Mather, Les Thompson, James Pringle, Dave Doleman, Sid Tasker and Brian Wallace. Picture by Anna Williams
From left to right: Julia Aston, Michael Mather, Les Thompson, James Pringle, Dave Doleman, Sid Tasker and Brian Wallace. Picture by Anna Williams

The Coble Quay walkway, in Amble, has been officially opened, meaning that walkers can wander along the waterfront from the Little Shore to Coquet Street.

It signals the end of the town’s major Harbour Village development project.

Julia Aston, of Amble Development Trust, said: “The walkway means that there is pedestrian access from the Harbour Village round the harbour to the Coquet Street car park. People will be able to enjoy a longer walk along our wonderful harbourside.”

Interim fencing has been installed at the Coquet Street entrance to the walkway by the county council. This is a temporary barrier until the land which previously housed Coquet Shorebase Trust is sold.

The National Cycle Network route runs through the Coquet Street car park and around the edge of the Marina to the Braid.