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Walking the Northumberland Coast

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

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All about the Walking the Northumberland Coast.

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.
Accommodation is in a range of hotels and inns, including a stay on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of  and  hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Route directions and maps 
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Arrival & departure transfers (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels (inquire for prices and details)
  • Single Supplement (available on request – inquire for supplement)

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
  1. Day 1 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.

  2. Day 2 Day 2: Alnwick and Hulne Priory walk - 9mi/15km

    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.

  3. Day 3 Day 3: Cresswell to Warkworth 12mi/19km

    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.

  4. Day 4 Day 4: Warkworth to Howick 12mi/19km

    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 UKs Aerospace Surveillance and Control System Force Command.

  5. Day 5 Day 5: Howick to High Newton by the Sea - 9mi/15km

    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 youre 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.

  6. Day 6 Day 6: High Newton by the Sea to Bamburgh 11mi/18km

    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 theres coastal and inland walking to be enjoyed along the way with fishing villages, rocky headlands and spectacular beaches.

  7. Day 7 Day 7: Bamburgh to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) 12mi/19km

    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.

  8. Day 8 Day 8: Holy Island (Lindisfarne) to Berwick-upon-Tweed 13mi/21km

    Back over the tidal causeway from Holy Island, you continue north along the Northumberland Coast Path towards Berwick-upon-Tweed, Englands 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, Britains 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.

  9. Day 9 Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Where you stay
The Sun Hotel
The Sun Hotel is set opposite Warkworth Castle, on the banks of the River Coquet. This hotel features a traditional pub housed in a 17th-century coaching inn. Each room at The Sun Hotel has elegant dcor, along with free WiFi and a private bathroom. A range of British cuisine is served in the Suns restaurant and you can also enjoy a drink out in the garden.
The Old Rectory
A comfortable retreat in a beautiful coastal location. Relax in our large, well-appointed bedrooms or enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in our cosy guest lounge, or out on the lawn, watching the garden birds or pheasants in the next field. In the morning they offer a wide range of breakfast options including full English featuring Northumberland sausages and bacon and eggs from our own hens. They can also provide a packed lunch to take with you on your adventures.
The Joiners Arms
The Joiners Arms is a 5 star village pub inn that is located within the very heart of Newton-by-the-Sea. Designed and molded from the ground up with passion, love, and a homely feel, The Joiners is for those who seek the true feeling that accompanies the great country. We open our doors every day for those who want to experience the very soul of Newton-by-the-Sea by delivering fantastically crafted country food and drink boastingly beautiful styled boutique suites, and an experience that will stay with you for years to come.
The Victoria Hotel
Set on the delightful village green and overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, the Victoria Hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and fine food served all day in our Bar Brasserie, all within the peaceful Northumberland village of Bamburgh. The hotel was recently awarded 3 stars by the AA, and received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. All of their bedrooms offer high quality furnishing and all modern conveniences including hairdryer, trouser press, complimentary refreshment tray, and LCD TV.
The Manor House Hotel
Situated on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and once the summer home of the lord of several local manors, the Manor House Hotel is located at the heart of the island, adjacent to the priory and with magnificent views of the castle and harbour. We offer a high standard of accommodation in our ten guest bedrooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Island Bar, Priory Restaurant and garden, using locally sourced and produced ingredients whenever possible.
The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms Hotel is located on Hide Hill in the centre of Berwick upon Tweed. An 18th-century hotel, it was once visited by Charles Dickens, Lewis Carol and The Beatles. The stylish rooms at The Kings Arms Hotel each feature an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities.
Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included.

Activity Level: Leisurely/Moderate (2 rating)

You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

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