Northumberland Coast Path

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 395.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Cresswell / Berwick-upon-Tweed
> Distance: 64 miles (103 km)
> Duration: 4 to 6 days according to choice
> Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

Northumberland Coast Path Highlights

  • The breathtaking Northumberland Coastline & its wonderful sandy beaches
  • Visit the tiny fishing harbour at Craster & sample its famous kippers
  • Dramatic Castles, including Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh
  • Visit the Farne Islands - the most famous bird sanctuary in the British Isles
  • Explore Lindisfarne Castle and the ruined priory on Holy Island
  • Traditional seaside towns, charming villages and hamlets
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed – its magnificent town walls are amongst the finest ramparts in Europe

The Northumberland Coast is most famous for its wild, unspoilt beauty - sweeping beaches, historic castles, rolling dunes and picturesque old coastal villages hardly changed by time.

The 64 mile (103 km) Northumberland Coast Path forms part of the International North Sea Trail, a route that offers spectacular coastal walking passing through the countries that border the North Sea.
The trail begins in the small fishing village of Cresswell and follows the coast northwards past the formidable masses of ancient castles including Bamburgh, a romantic ruin jutting out into the crashing waves, and past pretty fishing villages and unspoilt harbours.

There is the option to visit Holy Island which is accessible at low tide across the causeway and where the monastery became a centre for Christianity.

Your walk ends in the historic Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with its magnificent town walls situated at the mouth of the River Tweed.

The Northumberland Coast Path offers some fine coastal walking and is generally level with very few steep climbs and can be covered over a leisurely period of between four to six days.