Northumbrian Coast Grade: Low Moderate
Enjoy the best of the Northumbrian coast with Barbara, taking in 5 of Counry Living’s top 10 prettiest villages in Northumberland. The holiday is based around a linear walk from Bamburgh heading south to Alnmouth. We cover 22 miles over 3 days with a free day to explore either Lindisfarne or the Farne Islands – or anywhere else you fancy visiting. There are lots of nearby options for a day out.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Day 1 Arrival and orientation walk with Barbara. Holiday briefing followed by dinner.
Day 2 Bamburgh to Beadnell 7 miles / 80m ascent The holiday begins with time to explore what has been named Britain’s top seaside destination, Bamburgh. With its imposing caslte and the Grace Darling museum and memorial, it has much ot offer for a tiny village. From here, we take to the coast exploring the dunes and expanse of sandy beach which takes us to Seahouses. A typical seaside village, we take time for refreshments here – perhaps an ice cream? From Seahouses, the coastal path takes us back to Beadnell and our accommodation.
Day 3 Beadnell to Craster 7.5 miles / 70m ascent Heading out from Beadnell, with its rugged cliffs, we wend our way to Low Newton by the Sea with its lovely bay spread out before us. From here, we take in Embleton Bay and soon see the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Caslte ahead. It is a memorable site and the subject of many a photograph. Next up is Craster, known for its kippers and scenic little harbour.
Day 4 Craster to Alnmouth 7 miles / 150m ascent From Craster we head to Cullernose Point, Rumbling Kern and picturesque Howick Dene. There are lovely beaches, interesting geology and basalt outcrops along the way. From the tiny Boulmer, we continue to the pretty village of Alnmouth where our coastal walk ends.
Day 5 A free day to visit the wonderous island of Lindisfarne or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands for a spot of bird watching. Your guide will help organise your trip and be on hand with suggestions for the day.
Day 6 Alnwick. A half day visit to the historic town of Alnwick before heading home.
We stay at a small, family run B&B in Beadnell where you will be sure of a warm welcome.