Ranging from challenging long distance trails with cosy pubs and welcoming guest houses en route, to leisurely circular walks through pretty hamlets and wildlife rich coast and countryside, Northumberland has it all.
The Northumberland Coast Path
Discover castles, golden beaches, wildlife and history on the Northumberland Coast Path. It’s made for walking; if you want something remote, head north of Bamburgh Castle and past Stag Rock to a wilder coast, the sea on one side, sand dunes on the other and on the far horizon stands Lindisfarne Castle. Alternatively, the path from Craster to Dunstanburgh offers a gentler walk.
St. Cuthbert's Way
This cross-border route links the two landmarks perhaps most associated with the iconic religious figure, Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders, and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The route is among the most varied and exciting of its type – encompassing everything from the rugged terrain of the Cheviot Hills, to the enormous sandy beaches of the Northumberland coast. Furthermore, the trail is dotted with ancient castles, churches and abbeys, as well as charming villages and an array of wildlife.
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