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Heddon's Mouth Beach

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A sheltered and rocky beach accessed along the deep Heddon’s Mouth Cleave.

This is another sheltered and rocky beach accessed along the deep Heddon’s Mouth Cleave. Having parked at Hunter’s Inn, a fairly easy walk alongside the Heddon River brings you to the beach. A restored lime kiln overlooks the beach, harking back to the days when limestone was burnt to create quicklime for spreading on the local fields to sweeten the acid soil. This enabled a crop to be grown. The limestone was brought by barge from Wales and with culm, a mix of low quality coal slack and lime. The boats were reloaded with oak for pit props and refloated on the next tide.

Dogs allowed all year.

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