Northumberland Coast Path

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Heading along the county's stunning coastline, the 62 mile/100km long Northumberland Coast Path offers some of the best coastal walking in the UK.

Running from Creswell to the south of the county, all the way up to Berwick-upon-Tweed near the Scottish border, the path offers beautiful sandy beaches, a vast array of wildlife, rare birds, and a glimpse of holy islands. The ruins of World War II defences line the route, and lovers of castles need not worry as you're never too far from one of them either.

I walked the Northumberland Coast Path over five days in 2021.

Northumberland Coast Path – Introduction

Published 17 October 2021

Two people, one plan to go walking over five days. But which walk to do? Well why not the stunning Northumberland Coast?

Northumberland Coast Path Day 1 (Part 1) – Cresswell to Druridge

Published 24 October 2021

To the start and beyond, for beautiful beaches, a ruined hospital, and a rather tasty ice cream. What a start to the Northumberland Coast Path.

Northumberland Coast Path Day 1 (Part 2) – Druridge to Amble

Published 7 November 2021

A visitor centre with no leaflets, it’s the wrong bed, and an unfortunate slippage. Day one on the Northumberland Coast Path continues.

Northumberland Coast Path Day 2 (Part 1): Amble to Alnmouth

Published 14 November 2021

A long day of walking starts off with a gentle stroll by castles, dunes and estuaries.

Northumberland Coast Path Day 2 (Part 2): Alnmouth to Embleton

Published 21 November 2021

Spooky goings on in the fog as we pass castles and kippers.

Northumberland Coast Path - the trail highlights

Coquet Island

Published 31 October 2021

Because photos of coastal walks looking out to sea tend to look more interesting if there is an island and a lighthouse in them.

A bird of the Northumberland coast

Published 28 November 2021

Thought provoking public art on the Northumberland Coast Path