Northumberland Coast Path
The Northumberland Coast is best known for its sweeping beaches, imposing castles, rolling dunes, high rocky cliffs and isolated islands. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history, covering 7000 years of human activity. A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found on the coast.
The 64miles / 103km route follows the coast in most places with an inland detour between Belford and Holy Island. Most of the paths are public rights of way (footpaths and bridleways), but in some places beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths are used. The route is generally level with very few climbs.
Our Northumberland Coast Path holiday can be enjoyed comfortably over 4 to 6 days. There are a number of impressive castles worth visiting along the way, so consider this when choose your itinerary. There’s also the option of adding an extra walking day to cross the causeway and explore the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. After spending the evening on the island you would walk to Berwick upon Tweed the following day.
Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.
The Northumberland Coast Path
Morpeth to Berwick-Upon-Tweed 64 miles/103 km
We offer three itineraries on the Northumberland Coast Path. Choose from 4, 5 or 6 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day and how long you might want to spend exploring the castles along the way. For each itinerary there's the option of adding an extra walking day to cross the causeway and explore the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.