Walking the Northumberland Coast Path
Walking the Northumberland Coast Path, is a wonderful walking holiday experience far from the crowds along one of England’s finest coastal stretches.
This oft-overlooked stretch of coastline has some of the country’s best beaches, dramatic castles on rocky outcrops and quiet picturesque old coastal villages hardly changed by time.
Your walking holiday begins in the south at Creswell near Morpeth and finishes at Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish border in the north. The Northumberland Coast Path meanders past golden sand dunes systems, sea bird colonies (particularly offshore on the Farne Islands – a worthwhile detour), nature reserves and stunning cliff scenery.
You come across the formidable masses of ancient castles at Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, a romantic ruin jutting out into the crashing waves, through attractive old coastal villages of Alnmouth, Boulmer and Seahouses, and the unspoilt old harbours at St Abbs and Craster – be sure not to miss a smoked kipper supper in Craster.
There is the option to visit Lindisfarne, Holy Island , accessible at low tide across the causeway. It’s monastery became a centre for Christianity and learning and writings with the well known Lindisfarne Gospels, and a popular place of pilgrimage.
Cliff top paths descend to the end of your walk historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, the capital of the Borders. Berwick was a Royal Burgh of Scotland in 1120 and during the many centuries of border warfare changed hands no fewer than 14 times, the last being in 1482.
With its magnificent town walls, spectacular riverside and bridges at the mouth of the River Tweed., Berwick is one of the most picturesque towns on the region’s coast, and well worth spending an extra day at the end of your holiday.
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