It was cold and windy in the centre of Berwick with the low sun hardly reaching over the buildings. Outside the town walls, on the sunny side, it seemed like a different day.
From Ness Gate the road curves round to the left, leading towards the lighthouse pier
Just to the right of the gateway there’s a little park, tucked in below the town wall – the curving path suggests hidden interest, though in fact it soon reaches a sea end.
with seats for all weathers. There’s no path round the outside of the wall here so I climbed back up to the ramparts footpath
On the landward side of the ramparts there’s another, more domestic scale wall – with doors leading to hidden gardens…
or, in this case, into the town allotment site
A little further round the ramparts there’s another chance to head outside, this time a narrow pedestrian doorway
Outside the walls there’s a children’s playground and a small park, sheltered and sunny on this chilly December morning
Keep following the path round the ramparts and you’ll come to a gate…
and a way back into the town
This is a post for Thursday Doors. Click on the first photo to follow the walk.
There’s more about the history of Berwick’s wall and ramparts in this post from last summer.