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Walking Holiday on one of Northern England's Long Distance Walking Trails
Northumberland Coast Path
Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed in 8 days

Walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path
Walking in Northern England from Cresswell to the Scottish border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed,
via the Northumberland coast towns of Alnmouth, Warkworth, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh and Holy Island/Lindisfarne.
The Northumberland Coast Path is 72 miles long and is one of UK's long distance way-marked
walking trails. The walking
holiday begins on the
Northumberland coast at
Cresswell and ends near the Scottish border at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
This walking holiday is suitable as a first hiking vacation as it is quite easy walking along this North Sea Coast with small seaside villages & towns, some great castles and Holy Island.
Spend a day visiting The Farne Island famous for puffins and fulmers. This is a popular walking tour and we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
You can take rest days en-route to explore galleries, museums and the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
Online Booking Available! This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's history; Roman, ancient, medieval and religious.
Walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
72 miles
Min/max daily distance:
10/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles

Lindisfarne Holy Island
Bamburgh Castle
This walk connects with:
St Cuthbert's Way
St Oswald's Way
This self guided walking holiday hikes through some of the Northern UK's and Northumberland's best walking country. The Northumberland Coast Path passes through towns and villages connected with 7th century King of Northumbria who helped bring Christianity to this part of Northern England.
The Northumberland Coast Path walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation in Northern England.
Cresswell on walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path Day 1: Arrive Cresswell.   
To start your walking holiday on the Northumberband Coast Path walking trail you make your own way to Cressell in Northern England. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path.
Day 2: Cresswell to Warkworth.    12 miles    19 km    
The Northumberland Coast Path starts from Cresswell and the hiking trail follows the sandy shoreline of Druridge Bay to the Wildlife Reserve at Low Hauxley. The walking route passes along sand dunes before reaching the fishing port of Amble, then around the River Coquet estuary before reaching Warkworth with its large castle.
Warkworth Castle on walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path
Craster on walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path Day 3: Warkworth to Craster.    13 miles    20 km   
Walking on from Warkworth the Northumberland Coastal Path shares the same trail as St Oswald's Way and passes fine golden sands before reaching Alnmouth. The hiking trail passes the famous old smuggling fishing village of Boumer, Sugar Sands and Cullernose Point. Today's walk ends at the fishing village of Craster. Any visit to Craster should include a taste of its famous oaked smoked kippers or salmon.
Day 4: Craster to Seahouses.    10 miles    16 km    
Walking on from Craster the hiking trail passes the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, a great place to take that holiday picture. Walking on along the golden sands of Embleton Bay, the route passes through Low Newton by Sea with its little beach huts and fine old inn before reaching the busy little harbour of Seahouses via Beadnell.
Seahouses on Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday
Farne Islands on Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday

Optional Day: Farne Islands or rest day
Take a rest day in Seahouses and just relax, or take a boat to The Farne Islands famous for its puffins and seabirds.

Day 5: Seahouses to Belford.    11 miles     17 km    
Walking on from Seahouses the hiking trail reaches the lovely coastal town of Bamburgh with a stunning castle, well worth a visit, and selection of restaurants and fine bars. Hiking on past Budle Point and Warren the trail heads inland to busy little town of Belford with its interesting selection of inns.

Bamburgh Castle on walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path
Day 6: Belford to Holy Island/Lindisfarne.    12 miles     19 km    
Walking on from Belford the hiking trail follows Kyloe Ridge which offers fine views south to Bamburgh Castle and north to Berwick-on-Tweed. The route shares the walking trail with St Cuthbert's Way. At Fenwick the walking trail head back to the coast and you take the causeway over to Holy Island (Lindisfarne). The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable. Lindisfarne is one western Europe's most important Christian sites, the first abbey dating back to 635AD. The Priory that now stands in ruins is 11th century. The castle on the island dates back to Henry VIII, is now run by the National Trust and well worth a visit. This island is a special place with so much to see a great place to extend your stay.
Lindisfarne Castle on walking holiday on Northumberland Coast Path
Day 7: Holy Island/Lindisfarne to Berwick-upon-Tweed.    14 miles     22 km    
Walking off Lindsfarne, the Holy island via the causeway the hiking trail crosses large expanse of Goswick Sands and The Nature Reserve at Cocklawburn. The trail enters Berwick-upon-Tweed via the town of Spittal and the Old Bridge over the Tweed. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a fine town with much to offer the visitor . The town has a Lowery trail passing many views made famous by the artist.
St Oswald on Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday
Optional Day: Spend an extra day in Berwick upon Tweed to explore.

Day 8: Depart after breakfast We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on Northumberland Coast Path

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries and maps
  • Northumberland Coast Path guide book
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Northumberland Coast Path guide book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Northumberland Coast Path

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Northumberland Coast Path
8 day itinerary:
6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Northumberland Coast Path holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra night in Seahouses from £47.50 per person
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Warkworth Double/Twin Single Room
Warkworth House Hotel £29.00 £35.00
Seahouses Double/Twin Single Room
Bamburgh Castle Inn £19.00 £21.00
Belford Double/Twin Single Room
Blue Bell Hotel £19.00 £21.00
Holy Island Double/Twin Single Room
Manor House Hotel £49.00 £59.00
Berwick upon Tweed Double/Twin Single Room
Queens Head Hotel £29.00 £36.00
How to get there
By Plane to Newcastle or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
By Car to Cresswell where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Newcastle or Morpeth
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Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
What our customers say:
"We thoroughly enjoyed the walking trip; marvellous to have the maps laminated. All the accommodation was good. Your little pamphlet with details of where we were staying with maps was excellent. All in all, a super trip and we hope to use you again."
                     Sally Brookman 2011
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