Branton is just off the A697, about 9 miles south of Wooler
A medium walk of about an hour around two lakes. A pleasant and quite flat walk with lots of birdlife, but no other facilities.
Postcode for Satnav - NE66 4JF. This is for Branton Village, just past the lakes.
Branton Lakes are just off the A697, about 9 miles south of Wooler and about 23 miles north of Morpeth. Coming from the south, drive through Powburn village past the garage, and turn left at the crossroads, on the road signposted Fawdon, Branton. Coming from the north, this road is on the right, just past the 30 signs as you enter Powburn village.
Drive along this road, past the entrance to the Caravan club park. The road takes a couple of bends, then you will see another road joining on the left. The car park entrance is about 20 yards on the right past this road junction. It is unmarked and easy to miss.
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This is a circular walk, with the option to shorten it by taking the pathway between the two walks. Assuming you want the full walk, facing the lake, take the path from the car park on your left. After about 100 yards you will see a path branching off on the right. This path takes you between the lakes. After another 60 or so yards, the path forks again. The left fork takes you into Branton village, so keep right here. Now you basically just walk round the lakes, until you get back to your car.
The western lake is open and usually full of water birds. The eastern lake is more overgrown and secluded, and the paths here tend to narrow a bit.
No facilites on the main walk, but there is a cafe and garage selling takeaway coffees on the northern edge of branton.
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