Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in Northumberland
What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in Northumberland with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery Northumberland has to offer.
Explore ancient palaces, discover varied wildlife, climb rolling hills, navigate through majestic forests and wander through historic towns. Whatever you are interested in, there are plenty of walks in Northumberland to suit everyone.
The coastline is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two of the county’s nature reserves are situated by the sea, making it a popular location due to its expansive views and bountiful wildlife. For a coastal walk in Northumberland, look no further than the 62-mile Northumberland Coast Path. Stretching from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the route takes roughly 3-7 days to complete or can be separated into 6 different walks, all of which taking in some of the beauty the area has to offer, from bustling fishing villages like Seahouses to historic towns like Warkworth.
For those in search of dog walks in Northumberland, there are plenty of places that any four-legged friend will love to explore. Take a trip to Bolam Lake and walk its circumference, traversing through a mix of open grassy areas and dense woodland, or travel to the popular sandy beach, Beadnell Bay, which are accessible to dogs all-year-round.
Photo of Bolam Lake courtesy of John Dal