Walking the Northumberland Coast

9 days
from
$2,045
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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 2+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
W08NH
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
Self-Guided Walking
Min age:
2

Walk along Northumberland's wild coast with fabulous beaches, famous castles, fish & chips and spectacular views across the North Sea.

On our 8 night holiday you will complete the full 100km of the Northumberland Coast Path, walking from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, accompanied every day with fabulous coastal views over wide sandy beaches. Along the way you'll discover the history of the area through the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth; the fishing village of Craster and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Berwick. Passing through Nature Reserves you'll find an amazing variety of wildlife, particularly birds.


Highlights

  • Explore the famous castles of the county: Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth
  • Fabulous coastal walking with wide sandy beaches and dunes with views over the North Sea
  • Northumberland's Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Visit Holy Island (Lindisfarne) with it's tidal causeway and National Nature Reserve
  • Complete the full Northumberland Coast Path (100km) from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Key information

  • Accommodation in a range of hotels and inns, including a stay on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
  • Countries visited: United Kingdom
Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailor made trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

7

Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 215.0km/9.0miles
Day 319.0km/12.0miles
Day 419.0km/12.0miles
Day 515.0km/9.0miles
Day 618.0km/11.0miles
Day 719.0km/12.0miles
Day 821.0km/13.0miles

Itinerary

Warkworth
to
Berwick Upon Tweed
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Warkworth

    Arrive in Warkworth and take a stroll around the town and the medieval Warkworth Castle, with fabulous river and coastal views from the walls. Stay 3 nights here.

  • Day 2

    Alnwick and Hulne Priory walk

    Today explore Alnwick and its world-famous castle, with its 14th century keep, world-class formal gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown landscaping. Enjoy a delightful circular walk around Hulne Park with its woodlands, cave, 13th century Priory and the River Aln that runs through the town.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Cresswell to Warkworth

    Take the local bus to Ellington and head out to Cresswell to take your first steps along the Northumberland Coast Path. With spectacular views over wide sandy beaches, backed by sand dunes, you head north along the coast towards Amble, with its marina, then back to Warkworth along the River Coquet.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Warkworth to Howick

    The route today follows the Coast Path north through Alnmouth and along past more wide sandy beaches and rocky headlands to Howick. Pass through the seaside village of Boulmer, close to RAF Boulmer, home to the UK’s Aerospace Surveillance and Control System Force Command.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Howick to High Newton by the Sea

    Walk along the coast to the north, passing through the fishing village of Craster, famous for its kipper smoking. You could visit the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve while you’re in Craster or head on to Dunstanburgh and its dramatic castle ruins that sit on a remote headland. Continue on to overnight in High Newton by the Sea.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    High Newton by the Sea to Bamburgh

    Today's walk takes you along the coast to one of the most iconic views in the British Isles – Bamburgh Castle. Few vistas compare to the wide beach and castle backdrop at dusk but there’s coastal and inland walking to be enjoyed along the way with fishing villages, rocky headlands and spectacular beaches.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Bamburgh to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

    Continue your journey north to Holy Island today (partly by local bus) to the end of the tidal causeway before heading over to the island and exploring its National Nature Reserve. Overnight on Holy Island.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Holy Island (Lindisfarne) to Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Back over the tidal causeway from Holy Island, you continue north along the Northumberland Coast Path towards Berwick-upon-Tweed, England’s northernmost town that sits at the mouth of the River Tweed. Originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, Berwick is a market town with centuries of history, including its Georgian Town Hall, Elizabethan ramparts, Britain’s earliest barracks buildings and 13th century Berwick Castle. For the art historians, Dewars Lane, as well as other Berwick locations, was painted by L.S. Lowry in the 1930s.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9

    Depart after breakfast

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

United Kingdom

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailor made trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

You will stay in a variety of hotels including a 5 star village pub & inn and a 18th-century hotel which was once visited by Charles Dickens.

Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailor made trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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