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  • Writer's pictureNina Price

Walking in Northumberland

If you like walking, but don’t want hills or to cover too much distance then this trip is for you. It’s a 4 night, 3 day self guided walk along the Northumberland coast, staying in local bed and breakfasts and hotels.

I did the walk in September 2023 and it takes you along beaches, parks, villages and even has castles that you can explore. Starting in Alnwick on the North East coast you can visit Alnwick castle and carry on to do a circuit of Hulne park and enjoy the trees and scenery surrounding you. 

The next day of walking you journey to the coast, calling first at the famous ‘kipper village’ of Craster before joining the Northumberland Coast Path for one of its finest sections including Dunstable castle, Embleton bay, Low Newton all along the coast to the small town of Beadnell.

On the last day the walk starts at the popular seahouses fishing town where you can choose to take a boat trip (weather dependent) to see the inquisitive seals and incredible seabird colonies of the Farne Islands. From then carry on along the beach and sand dunes to the impressive Banburgh castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. As an alternative you can also go to Lindisfarne, which – tides permitting – you can access by car or taxi. The ‘Holy Island’ is home to a number of places of historic interest.

All in all this is a great short trip and is not short of sights to see each day. The north East coast can be cold and windy at times but the friendliness of the locals make up for it. Don’t forget to have fish and chips by the beach.

For more information about this trip contact or alternatively check out the travel companies website Inntravel

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