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Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday
in England
6 nights and 5 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

This 72 mile walking holiday starts at Cresswell, then follows the Northumbrian Coast north to Berwick-upon-Tweed. This route forms part of the England Coast Path.

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Let's Go Walking

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Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday
in Northern England

 The Northumberland Coast Path from Cresswell to the Scottish border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, via the Northumberland coast towns of Alnmouth, Warkworth, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh and Holy Island/Lindisfarne.

The Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday is 72 miles long and is on one of UK’s long distance way-marked walking trails.
The walking holiday begins on the Northumberland coast at Cresswell and ends near the Scottish border at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
This Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday is suitable as a first hiking vacation as it is quite easy walking along this North Sea Coast with small seaside villages & towns, some great castles and Holy Island.

Spend a day visiting The Farne Island famous for puffins and fulmers.
You can take rest days en-route to explore galleries, museums and the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

This self guided walking holiday hikes through some of the Northern UK’s and Northumberland’s best walking country. The Northumberland Coast Path passes through towns and villages connected with 7th century King of Northumbria who helped bring Christianity to this part of Northern England.

The Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
72 miles
Min/max daily distance:
10/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
14 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:

Lindisfarne Holy Island
Bamburgh Castle
This walk connects with:
St Cuthbert’s Way
St Oswald’s Way

  Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed near the Scottish border
6 nights and 5 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cresswell 
To start your walking holiday on the Northumberband Coast Path walking trail you make your own way to Cressell in Northern England. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path.

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Cresswell to Warkworth        12 miles

The Northumberland Coast Path starts from Cresswell and the hiking trail follows the sandy shoreline of Druridge Bay to the Wildlife Reserve at Low Hauxley. The walking route passes along sand dunes before reaching the fishing port of Amble, then around the River Coquet estuary before reaching Warkworth with its large castle.

Day 3: Warkworth to Craster    13 miles
Walking on from Warkworth the Northumberland Coastal Path shares the same trail as St Oswald’s Way and passes fine golden sands before reaching Alnmouth. The hiking trail passes the famous old smuggling fishing village of Boumer, Sugar Sands and Cullernose Point. Today’s walk ends at the fishing village of Craster. Any visit to Craster should include a taste of its famous oaked smoked kippers or salmon.

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Craster to Bamburgh        14 miles

Walking on from Craster the hiking trail passes the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, along the golden sands of Embleton Bay, through Low Newton by Sea with its little beach huts and fine old inn before reaching the busy little harbour of Seahouses via Beadnell. After Seahouses the hiking trail reaches the lovely coastal town of Bamburgh with a stunning castle, well worth a visit, and selection of restaurants and fine bars.

Day 5: Bamburgh to West Mains                  14 miles
Walking on from Bamburgh, the hiking trail goes through Belford then follows Kyloe Ridge which offers fine views south to Bamburgh Castle and north to Berwick-on-Tweed. The route shares the walking trail with St Cuthbert’s Way.

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: West Mains to Holy Island to Berwick-upon-Tweed     19 miles

You take the causeway over to Holy Island (Lindisfarne), one of western Europe’s most important Christian sites and the first abbey dating back to 635AD. The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable. The Priory that now stands in ruins is 11th century. The castle on the island dates back to Henry VIII, is now run by the National Trust and well worth a visit. The trail enters Berwick-upon-Tweed via the town of Spittal and the Old Bridge over the Tweed. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a fine town with much to offer the visitor. The town has a Lowery trail passing many views made famous by the artist.

Optional day in Berwick upon Tweed
Extend your walking holiday by taking an extra day to explore Berwick upon Tweed.

Day 7: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday
7 day itinerary
Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed

5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: arrive Cresswell
Day 2: Cresswell to Warkworth  12 miles
Day 3: Warkworth to Craster      13 miles
Day 4: Craster to Bamburgh       14 miles
Day 5: Bamburgh to West Mains 14 miles
Day 6: West Mains to Berwick via Holy Island   19 miles
Optional extra day in Berwick
Day 7:
Depart after breakfast

£570pp
dbl/twin

£804pp
single occ

£864pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Warkworth
Warkworth House Hotel

double/twin
£29.00

single
£35.00

Bamburgh
Victoria Hotel

double/twin
£78.00

single
£100.00

Berwick-upon-Tweed
Queens Head Hotel

double/twin
£29.00

single
£36.00

What’s included
in your Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday in
England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide to Northumberland Coast Path

Optional Extras
for your Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Northumberland Coast Path Walking Holiday:
How to get there

  • By Plane to Newcastle or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
  • By Car to Cresswell where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle or Morpeth

This 72 mile walking holiday starts at Cresswell, then follows the Northumbrian Coast north to Berwick-upon-Tweed. This route forms part of the England Coast Path.

Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday in UK with Let's Go Walking