Discover Northumberland on foot


Discover the history of Amble-by-the-sea renowned as Northumberland’s ‘friendliest port’


The North Sea Trail incorporates the coasts of all countries touched by the North Sea. Northumberland’s section of this trail is called the Northumberland Coast Path which offers some of the finest coastal walking in the country. From sandy beaches to rocky outcrops, interspersed with dramatic castles and quaint coastal villages, it is a constantly changing landscape. The 103 kilometre (64 mile) continuous coastal walking route between Cresswell in the south and Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. The route mainly follows rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) but in some places follows beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths. The route is fairly level with very few steep climbs and the surface is generally firm although some sections can become muddy in winter or after heavy rain. Most of the step over stiles along the route have now been replaced with gates to improve accessibility. The majority of the trail is served by the local bus services as part of the new ‘Coast and Castles’ routes, so you are never too far away from public transport if it is required. The whole route can accommodate walkers, and the majority of the route can accommodate cyclists. There are some sections near Craster and further north where cyclists would need to use the road or an alternate bridleway.


St Oswald’s Way is a 97 mile long trail between Holy Island and Heavenfield. The trail is divided up into six sections, comprising of short and longer walks making your route easier to plan. Ranging from coastline beauty in the east to rolling hills in the west, you are taken through some the best landscapes Northumberland has to offer. As the name suggests, the route incorporates some of the places associated with St Oswald, King of Northumbria in the 7th Century, who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people. There is plenty of accommodation along the route and even more attractions, ensuring you get the most out of the trail. You will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk. The route links some of the places associated with St Oswald, the King of Northumbria in the early 7th C, who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people. St Oswald’s Way is divided into 6 sections, each with its own map from north to south.


The Northumberland Path offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe, it stretches for 103 km along the Northumberland Coast AONB from Cresswell in the South to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North.

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St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland.

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Northumberland offers miles and miles of countryside for you to explore.

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Walk from coast to coast following the famous Hadrian’s Wall which stretches over 84 miles of Roman settlements and forts. Be sure to stop by in the local pubs and markets along the way. 

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Located in Alnwick, next to Alnwick Castle Hulne Park offers 3 types of walks. choose from a 4, 4.7 or a 6.2 mile walk around the park. Find yourself walking past some historic Northumberland sites such as the Hulne Abbey or the Park Farm House which is dated back to 1832. There is so much to explore on this enticing walk.

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