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Walking the Northumberland Coast

Walking the Northumberland Coast


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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    8 nights
  • Accommodation
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  • Activity level
  • From $1649per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Daily from 1 Apr '20 to 24 Oct '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 8 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, coastal routes, island exploring

Great Britain: Northumberland

Walking the Northumberland Coast

  • Explore the famous castles of the county: Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth
  • Fabulous coastal walking with wide sandy beaches and dunes with views over the North Sea
  • Northumberland's Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Visit Holy Island (Lindisfarne) with it's tidal causeway and National Nature Reserve
  • Complete the full Northumberland Coast Path (100km) from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Walk along Northumberland's wild coast with fabulous beaches, famous castles, fish & chips and spectacular views across the North Sea.

On our 8 night holiday you will complete the full 100km of the Northumberland Coast Path, walking from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, accompanied every day with fabulous coastal views over wide sandy beaches. Along the way you'll discover the history of the area through the castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth; the fishing village of Craster and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Berwick. Passing through Nature Reserves you'll find an amazing variety of wildlife, particularly birds.

Accommodation is in a range of hotels and inns, including a stay on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

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Day-by-day itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive in Warkworth

Arrive in Warkworth and take a stroll around the town and the medieval Warkworth Castle, with fabulous river and coastal views from the walls. Stay 3 nights here.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2: Alnwick and Hulne Priory walk - 9mi/15km

Today explore Alnwick and its world-famous castle, with its 14th century keep, world-class formal gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown landscaping. Enjoy a delightful circular walk around Hulne Park with its woodlands, cave, 13th century Priory and the River Aln that runs through the town.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Cresswell to Warkworth 12mi/19km

Take the local bus to Ellington and head out to Cresswell to take your first steps along the Northumberland Coast Path. With spectacular views over wide sandy beaches, backed by sand dunes, you head north along the coast towards Amble, with its marina, then back to Warkworth along the River Coquet.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Warkworth to Howick 12mi/19km

The route today follows the Coast Path north through Alnmouth and along past more wide sandy beaches and rocky headlands to Howick. Pass through the seaside village of Boulmer, close to RAF Boulmer, home to the UK’s Aerospace Surveillance and Control System Force Command.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Howick to High Newton by the Sea - 9mi/15km

Walk along the coast to the north, passing through the fishing village of Craster, famous for its kipper smoking. You could visit the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve while you’re in Craster or head on to Dunstanburgh and its dramatic castle ruins that sit on a remote headland. Continue on to overnight in High Newton by the Sea.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: High Newton by the Sea to Bamburgh 11mi/18km

Today's walk takes you along the coast to one of the most iconic views in the British Isles – Bamburgh Castle. Few vistas compare to the wide beach and castle backdrop at dusk but there’s coastal and inland walking to be enjoyed along the way with fishing villages, rocky headlands and spectacular beaches.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Bamburgh to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) 12mi/19km

Continue your journey north to Holy Island today (partly by local bus) to the end of the tidal causeway before heading over to the island and exploring its National Nature Reserve. Overnight on Holy Island.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Holy Island (Lindisfarne) to Berwick-upon-Tweed 13mi/21km

Back over the tidal causeway from Holy Island, you continue north along the Northumberland Coast Path towards Berwick-upon-Tweed, England’s northernmost town that sits at the mouth of the River Tweed. Originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, Berwick is a market town with centuries of history, including its Georgian Town Hall, Elizabethan ramparts, Britain’s earliest barracks buildings and 13th century Berwick Castle. For the art historians, Dewars Lane, as well as other Berwick locations, was painted by L.S. Lowry in the 1930s.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Depart after breakfast

Meals included: Breakfast

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

The Sun Hotel, Warkworth

The Sun Hotel is set opposite Warkworth Castle, on the banks of the River Coquet. This hotel features a traditional pub housed in a 17th-century coaching inn.

Each room at The Sun Hotel has elegant décor, along with free WiFi and a private bathroom.

A range of British cuisine is served in the Sun’s restaurant and you can also enjoy a drink out in the garden.

Find out more on the hotel website.
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The Old Rectory, Alnwick

A comfortable retreat in a beautiful coastal location. Relax in our large, well-appointed bedrooms or enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in our cosy guest lounge, or out on the lawn, watching the garden birds or pheasants in the next field.

In the morning they offer a wide range of breakfast options including full English featuring Northumberland sausages and bacon and eggs from our own hens. They can also provide a packed lunch to take with you on your adventures.

Find out more on the hotel website.
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The Joiners Arms, High Newton

The Joiners Arms is a 5 star village pub & inn that is located within the very heart of Newton-by-the-Sea. Designed and molded from the ground up with passion, love, and a homely feel, The Joiners’ is for those who seek the true feeling that accompanies the great country. We open our doors every day for those who want to experience the very soul of Newton-by-the-Sea by delivering fantastically crafted country food and drink boastingly beautiful styled boutique suites, and an experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh

Set on the delightful village green and overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, the Victoria Hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and fine food served all day in our Bar & Brasserie, all within the peaceful Northumberland village of Bamburgh.

The hotel was recently awarded 3 stars by the AA, and received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

All of their bedrooms offer high quality furnishing and all modern conveniences including hairdryer, trouser press, complimentary refreshment tray, and LCD TV.

Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

The Manor House Hotel, Holy Island

Situated on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and once the summer home of the lord of several local manors, the Manor House Hotel is located at the heart of the island, adjacent to the priory and with magnificent views of the castle and harbour. We offer a high standard of accommodation in our ten guest bedrooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Island Bar, Priory Restaurant and garden, using locally sourced and produced ingredients whenever possible.

Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

The Kings Arms, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Kings Arms Hotel is located on Hide Hill in the centre of Berwick upon Tweed. An 18th-century hotel, it was once visited by Charles Dickens, Lewis Carol and The Beatles.

The stylish rooms at The Kings Arms Hotel each feature an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities.


Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.


Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

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Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 8 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , , and hotels

All breakfasts

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday type
Self-guided walking

Daily from 1st Apr 2020 to 24th Oct 2020, for 8 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

All breakfasts

Other details
Please note that access on and off Holy Island on days 7 and 8 is subject to the tides and transport on and off the island will need to be organised and paid for locally accordingly. Headwater will provide all necessary tidal information as well as bus and local taxi information.

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

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For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

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