Absolute Escapes October 2 2019

Covering Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Northumberland Coast Path is known for its wild and unspoilt beauty. It is home to a wonderful mixture of sweeping beaches, dramatic clifftops, secluded coves and historic castles. The trail 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 path offers a constantly changing landscape making it a pleasure to explore. The trail begins in the small fishing village of Cresswell and follows the coast northwards past the formidable masses of ancient castles including Dunstanburgh, a romantic ruin jutting out into the crashing waves, past pretty fishing villages and unspoilt harbours.

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


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How long does it take to walk the Northumberland Coast Path?

 The route is 64 miles (103 km), which we recommend walking over 4 to 6 days.

Our most popular itinerary is NCP3 which covers the route over 6 days, with an average walking distance of 12.25 miles (19.8 km) each day.



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How difficult is the Northumberland Coast Path?

We have graded the Northumberland Coast Path as being of moderate difficulty.

The terrain is mostly on flat, firmly surfaced paths of grass or natural gravel, and the walking is generally low-level with very few steep climbs.


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3 reasons to walk the Northumberland Coast Path

1 . Experience the breathtaking Northumberland coastline

2 . Visit the Farne Islands – the most famous bird sanctuary in the British Isles

3. Explore historic Lindisfarne Castle and the ruined priory on Holy Island


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In our clients’ words

“The scenery was fabulous and the B&Bs were excellent and the English folks we met were wonderfully helpful.” – Diane Gibson, USA

“We both really enjoyed the walk. We also had time to visit the castles on the way – Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.” – Doreen Mealing, UK

“We had an absolutely amazing holiday on the Northumberland Coast. Everything was pretty much perfect, including the weather.” – Alison Henning, UK


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Ready to walk the Northumberland Coast Path?

If you’re inspired to walk the Northumberland Coast Path, Absolute Escapes offer self-guided walking holidays in the UK & Ireland which include accommodation, daily baggage transfers, guidebook/map, and full information pack.

Send us an enquiry today – we’d love to help you plan an unforgettable walking holiday.

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