Northumberland Coast Path

Overview

Warkworth Castle

Introduction to the Northumberland Coast Path

Join us as we cross sweeping sandy beaches and historic coastline through a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. A haven for wildlife, especially nesting seabirds, and with medieval castles this trek is packed full of interest. The Northumberland Coast Path offers fairly gentle walking as coastal routes go, with less of the up-and-down of the likes of the Pembrokeshire coast. We will enjoy this route over the course of 6 days with plenty time to take it all in.

Northumberland Coast

Highlights of the Northumberland Coast Path

  • Walk along wide sandy beaches such as Druridge Bay
  • Take in numerous castles such as the ruins of Dunstanburgh and the prominent Bamburgh
  • A boat trip to see the wildlife of the Farne Islands
  • The chance to spot seals a variety of and seabirds
  • Stay in attractive coastal villages along the way

Amble Harbour

What's Included with this Holiday

  • A qualified Mountain Leader on each day of the trek
  • A Trek Manager to support the group
  • A comprehensive Information Pack
  • All accommodation in local B&Bs and hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Maximum group size of 12
  • Support Vehicle
  • Free transport back to the start if required

Is the Northumberland Coast Path Right For Me?

This trek is one of our less challenging routes, and therefore suitable to all of reasonable fitness. You don’t need to have previous experience of long-distance trails to enjoy the walking on the Northumberland Coast Path.

Northumberland Coast Path Guided Walking Itinerary

Daily Plan

Each day you will be guided along the Northumberland Coast Path to the next stopping point. We will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you enter your B&B/hotel in the evening. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Coquet Island

Day 1: Arrival

This is your chance to make your way to our starting location of Amble. Here we will meet in the evening before beginning our trek from Cresswell the following morning.

Accommodation in or near Amble

Day 2: Walk to Amble

Our first day will be mainly spent traversing the fantastic 8-mile long Druridge Bay beach. We will walk on the sand wherever possible, and at times walk the dunes. There are a handful of small nature reserves along this section so worth keeping the binoculars to hand. At the end of the bay we reach the bustling village of Amble taking in the jetty and the harbour on arrival. Distance: 8.5 miles (14km).

Accommodation in or near Amble

Day 3: Walk to Boulmer

We will begin our second day by heading to Warkworth and its medieval castle. Through this small village contained by a bend in the River Coquet we then return to the coast. We will have the choice of beach or dune walking before heading inland to access Alnmouth via the bridge over the Aln. Although we have a stop planned here, we will continue northwards to Boulmer with the route overlooking rockier coastline. Distance: 10.5 miles (17km).

Accommodation in or near Alnmouth

Day 4: Walk to Newton Links

Our third day on the trail will be from Boulmer to Newton Links. Today's castle is Dunstanburgh and in a state of ruin it sits weathered atop the exposed coastline. We begin around the rockier headlands to the tiny fishing village of Craster. Beyond here we approach Dunstanburgh castle along broad grassy fields, afterwhich we reach Embleton Bay. Some beach/dune walking takes us as far as Low Newton-by-the-Sea, and a mile further will see us to our day's end point at the Newton Links car park. Distance: 9.5 miles (15km).

Accommodation Bamburgh or Seahouses

Day 5: Walk to Bamburgh

From our finish point yesterday we set out for Bamburgh, a coastal village dominated by another impressive castle. On what is a shorter day we will also schedule a wildlife boat trip to the Farne Islands National Nature Reserve for you to enjoy today. The walking begins across Beadnell Bay to Seahouses. Arctic Terns nest here in the dunes under the ever watchful eyes of dedicated conservationists. From Seahouses we return to the beach walking along the expansive Bamburgh beach and overlooked by the castle itself. We will end the day in the village itself. Distance: 8.5 miles (14km).

Accommodation Bamburgh or Seahouses

Day 6: Walk to Fenwick

North of Bamburgh there is more coast to cover, but from above the shore, as we head round and into Budle Bay. This tidal estuary is an popular feeding ground for wading birds. From here the route heads inland to Belford before joining with St Cuthbert's Way through the woodland to Fenwick. Distance: 13 miles (21km).

Accommodation Berwick-upon-Tweed

Day 7: Walk to Berwick

The final leg takes us first down to the causeway to Holy Island before north-west past the incredible sandbank of the Goswick Sands. The coastline gets rockier once more, as we reach Cocklawburn Dunes Nature Reserve. We will arrive in Berwick above the Spittal beach and head into town on the south side of the Tweed before crossing the river to complete our trek. Distance: 12 miles (20km).

Accommodation Berwick-upon-Tweed

Day 8: Depart Berwick-upon-Tweed

On your final morning we will say our farewells before travelling homewards/onwards. Berwick is well served by the East Coast Mainline, and a return transfer to Amble is available for anyone who drove to the start.

Northumberland Coast Path Accommodation Options

You will be accommodated in a mix of B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels, with breakfast included for each night of your trek.

Example of a B&B Room

Bed & Breakfast

The Bed and Breakfast option provides you with good standard Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with breakfast included within the price of the holiday. The B&Bs we use are located within small towns or villages and so you will have access to local shops as well as a choice of pubs to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to have an evening meal. In areas where there are no B&Bs or there are no facilities such as shops or pubs we will instead drive you out to another nearby village where a better overall experience can be achieved.

Dates & Prices

The dates of our scheduled treks can be seen below. We also off the option of private bookings for groups. Please get in touch if you'd like to book privately.

2025 Treks
Date of TrekAvailability
Sunday 8th June 2025 to Sunday 15th June 2025Spaces

No Suitable Date?

If there are no dates on this calendar to suit you please let us know, sometimes we can add extra dates if there is enough demand for an extra trip to be added.

Waiting List

If a trek is full but you would like to be added to the waiting list, please do let us know. The waiting list is there so that if anyone drops out of the trek we will contact you and let you know, so you can take their place on the trek instead.

Future Dates

Our trekking calendar is released a year in advance each spring. Keep an eye on the 'Year Planner' in the menu above, or send us a request for an email alert when the latest calendar is published. If you are keen to book early and secure a trek on a date to suit you, do feel free to get in contact with us to suggest a date

Pricing

Price for Bed & Breakfast:

The price of this trip is £1249 per person (based on two sharing).

To book this trip we will require a £200 deposit per person with the rest to be paid a month before your trip.

If you are booking as a solo traveller and happy to share a twin room with another solo traveller of the same sex the price is £1249.

If you are a solo traveller and would like a single room to yourself there is a £45 per night single supplement (£315 in total).

How to Book

Booking is simple, you can either phone us, email us or use our online shopping cart below.

Book Northumberland Coast Path Online

Sunday 8th June 2025 to Sunday 15th June 2025 Currently we only have spaces on this date.

Bed & Breakfast - £1249 Currently we only offer this accommodation type on this trek.

Trek Cost: £1249


Deposit: £200 Due now to secure your holiday.

Final Payment: £1049 due a month before your trip departs.

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What Happens Once you Have Booked

Once we have received your booking (either through the online shopping cart, email or phone). We will then confirm with you that your accommodation option and room type, single, twin or double, is available. We will then send you a full booking form and information about paying your deposit for your trek. All deposits can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. Once we have received back both your booking form and deposit we will let you know and your place on the trip will be secure.