Heritage trail in Northumberland coastal village made passable again thanks to Coast Care volunteers

Volunteers have helped to open up parts of Seahouses Heritage Trail for walkers once more.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 4:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 11:42 am
Log pile houses are being created to help wildlife.
Log pile houses are being created to help wildlife.

The trail had been left unmanaged over the years and had become badly overgrown in places.

However, it is now in much better shape thanks to the efforts of the Coast Care environmental group and its team of volunteers.

They have cut back branches and overgrowth to establish a woodland walk through the Quarry Wood, creating habitat piles using material generated and edging the track with felled logs.

Chainsaw clearance work by Coast Care officer Kristian Purchase.

The last session before the festive break saw the volunteers coppicing within the woodland to improve access.

Current work is focused on the southern loop, which explores North Sunderland and follows an ancient byway before leading across fields and the golf course back into Seahouses.

There is also a northern loop, while there are are also trails of the harbour and along the old railway line.

Hedge barriers have been created along the walkways.
A Coast Care volunteer helps to dig out tree roots.
A Coast Care volunteer helps clear the Seahouses heritage trail path.