Water In Blyth, Northumberland
A small square reservoir just off the coast of Blyth.
I am sure I visited Meggie's Burn way back in my youth, although I don't have much recollection of it. So with it being a bitter day just after Storm Arwen, we didn't want to travel too far and thought we'd have a quick peruse.
With Blyth being a hotbed for collieries from the mid-19th century, there were a number of small reservoirs dotted around to supply the industry and workers with fresh water.
So this place is officially called Meggie's Burn Reservoir with the actual burn nearby running inland towards the A192.
It's a beautiful area, especially on a freezing day like today where the water was very calm with a large smattering of lily pads on the surface. There are a number of small jetties too most likely for anglers, or anyone just wanting to relax nearer the water's edge.
Just a ten minute walk away is the South Newsham Reservoir which we just found out about when writing this article. Will visit next time we are passing.
For a slightly shorter walk you can always park near Blyth Town F.C. and there is a straight path to it from there.
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From the car park cross the road just after the church and take the marked path sign posted to the playing fields. Follow this path for around 1km past the rugby pitch and the model aeroplace flying area until there is a signed right turn. Meggie's Burn is just up at the top of the little rise. About a 15-20 min walk, but all on clear signed paths.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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