Northumberland Coastal Path - 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Price from: £675pp based on 2 share
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Trip type: Self guided tour
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Deposit Price
£675£675 £50 per person
Deposit Room type
Double

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Enjoy the wonderful North East coastline on this 60 mile walk taking in the beautiful Northumberland region from Cresswell up to the border region at Berwick upon Tweed.

Visit the fishing town of Amble and sample some local fish and chips before taking in typically quant villages of Warkworth, Alnmouth, Craster Seahouses and the ever-popular Bamburgh.

Once you arrive at Bamburgh the trail heads inland to Belford with incredible views of the Cheviot Hills awaiting to be discovered.

You will then move back out to the Northumberland Coast to the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. This is home to some unique wildlife including an ideal spot to enjoy some bird watching with 312 species on record.

The path then takes you up to the border town of Berwick upon Tweed where you will see the River Tweed.

The Path
The route on the coastal section is good using flat paths and bridleways but some sections do onclide beaches, minor roads and tracks. There are no steep climbs and the route is generally flat.

Luggage
We provide daily luggage transfer with bags collected from 0900 daily and delivered to your next accommodation by 1630.

As Creswell has no accommodation, guests are advised to arrive via train into Newcastle Central Station then catch the X20/20 to Ellington – Cresswell is then a 20 minute walk.

The other option is to get the train to Morpeth and then a taxi is around £15 from there.

If you book the first night in Ellington, car parking can be arranged

What's included

Accommodation
Daily breakfast
Daily luggage transfer

Accommodation

Check-in at the local accommodation providers is from 1600.

Add an extra night before or at the end of the trip for £65 per person

Pricing options

RoomPrice
Double£675 per person
Twin£675 per person
Single£1,149 per person

Itinerary

Your pre-trip accommodation will be booked at Ellington with transport provided to Cresswell tomorrow

Leave the village of Cresswell and walk along Druridge Bay – choose the path or, if the tide is out, walk along the beach. Drurudge Bay has a number of nature reserves along its route so its a good opportunity to catch sight of local wildlife.

Along the north end of Druridge Bay is the fishing town of Amble which is worth a short stop. It has some excellent places for fish and chips or a few places to grab lunch at one of the local pubs.

Around 1 mile further north is the town of Warkworth and your first stop off on the trip. Here you will find a medieval castle and an 11th century church and, of course, your friendly local host.

Distance: 10.5 miles

After a hearty breakfast, head off out of Warkworth on your second day. Cross the medieval bridge and pass through dunes and you will soon arrive at the village of Alnmouth. This is another great spot to catch sight of wildlife particularly along the Aln Estuary.

Continue your walk into the old smugglers den of Boulmer and along to the headlands which are home to noisy kittiwakes in the summer.

You will then move onto your second stop and the tiny port of Craster. Prepared to be met by the delightful aromas expected of a small sea port with local boats bringing daily catches of lobsters and crabs. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the famous ‘Craster Kippers’!

Distance : 13 miles

This section of the walk is rated as one of the top 10 in the UK and its very easy to see why. This picturesque section heads over rocky cliffs, taking in the Northumberland sea air, as you head north to Dunstanburgh Castle. One you pass the Castle, you will pass through the villages of Beadnell and Embleton before arriving in Seahouses.

Take some time to enjoy the bustling town with boat tours to the bird santuary of Farne Islands.

Distance: 10 miles

Set off after a restful evening at your Seahouses accommodation and marvel at the view of the Farne Islands as you head north and move inland.

Your walk will continue north as and you will encounter the historical town of Bamburgh, complete with its own castle.

Distance: 11 miles

Enjoy a change of scenery as the route heads inland and through woodland and farmland. You will encounter Northumberland wildlife and enjoy the wonderful scenery this part of the world has to offer.

Distance: 6 miles

The end is in sight as you begin the walk to the border. The final day of walking starts near the causeway to Holy Island before moving north onto the remotest part of the coast.

As Berwick upon Tweed comes into view, your walking adventure comes to an end.
Distance – 12 miles

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