The Northumberland Coast Path

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of sweeping beaches, rugged cliffs and centuries of history as you explore charming villages, castles and the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve along the Northumberland Coast Path.

Embark on a captivating journey into the ever-changing landscape of this stunning region, all the while uncovering the natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Weave through a series of picturesque locations, including the likes of Warkworth, Alnmouth, Craster and Seahouses, each with its own character and individual charm.

Make sure to incorporate the Northumberland Coast Path into your next visit…

The Northumberland Coast Path promises a diverse and awe-inspiring adventure, leading you through a mosaic of landscapes, historical sites, and breathtaking natural beauty. Whether you’re walking in the footsteps of history or basking in the coastal vistas, this trail offers a journey to remember.

Here are some of the key highlights that await you along the way:

  1. Coastal Beauty: The Northumberland Coast boasts some of the most scenic coastal walking in Europe, guiding you through a 100-kilometre (62-mile) stretch of the remarkable coastline.
  2. Changing Landscapes: As you trek along the path, you’ll experience an ever-evolving landscape. Walk alongside the sandy shores, conquer rocky headlands, pass by awe-inspiring castles, and wander through charming coastal villages.
  3. Historical Wonders: Immerse yourself in history as you explore the remnants of human activity spanning millennia. From ancient settlements to medieval castles, the coast is a living museum.
  4. Wildlife and Habitats: The coast is a haven for a wide range of wildlife and habitats. Be prepared to encounter diverse ecosystems and the creatures that call them home as you journey through the region.
  5. Stage-Based Exploration: With so much to explore, this trail is perfect for smaller expeditions spread over multiple days. Why not end each stage with accommodation in several of the coastal villages along the way, giving you a chance to rest your tired legs?

Ensure to check tide times before walking across the Pilgrim’s route onto Holy Island.



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  1. Starting Point: Begin your remarkable journey at the charming village of Cresswell, nestled at the southern tip of Druridge Bay. This idyllic setting marks the southern origin of the Northumberland Coast Path.
  2. Coastal Adventure: The path winds its way along the captivating Northumberland Coast, leading you through the fishing town of Amble. Continue your trek, passing through picturesque coastal villages, including Warkworth, Alnmouth, Craster, and Seahouses.
  3. Majestic Bamburgh: Your journey brings you to Bamburgh, a village crowned by the awe-inspiring Bamburgh Castle. Take the time to explore this historical wonder and absorb the grandeur of the castle.
  4. Inland Interlude: Beyond Bamburgh, the path briefly veers inland to the coaching village of Belford. Enjoy a change of scenery and explore the village’s unique character.
  5. Sandstone Ridge Views: The trail then ascends, guiding you onto the sandstone ridge. From here, relish breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline and the majestic Cheviot Hills.
  6. Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve: Descending back to the coast, you’ll encounter the wide open sand and mud flats of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. Take in the serene beauty of this natural sanctuary.
  7. Northern Stretch: Continue your journey northward, following sandy beaches and cliff-top paths. This part of the trail offers uninterrupted views of the coastline as you make your way to the River Tweed.
  8. Final Destination – Berwick-upon-Tweed: Your expedition culminates in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, situated at the mouth of the River Tweed. Explore the town’s rich heritage and savour the sense of accomplishment as you reach the journey’s end.
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