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Northumberland Coast Path – 6 Nights

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Northumberland Coast Path – 6 Nights

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This 6-day walking adventure makes up one section of the North Sea Trail – an enormous route including sections of the Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German and UK coasts around the North Sea basin.  It gives a mixture of beach walking, paths and tracks whilst breathing in fresh sea air.  Discover ancient castles and ruins including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh.

Quick Facts

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days’ walking
  • Guidebook and map provided
  • Daily door to door luggage transfers
  • 24hr on call assistance during your walk if necessary
  • 62miles (100km)
  • Visit Holy Island
  • Gentle gradients with often impressive views

About & Details

This 6-day walking adventure also has the opportunity to purchase ‘The Northumberland Coastal Path Passport’ which is a must have for all walkers, a great reminder of all the lovely places you have stopped or stayed overnight.  You will need at least two stamps per day to claim your ‘Northumberland Coast Path Certificate’ at the end.

This trip is based on 2 people sharing, if you are a solo traveller, please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help. You will need full walking kit including waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. We take the stress out of your trip with expert, local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in good quality B&Bs or hotels with en-suite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day (1 x bag per person, max. weight limit 20kg)
  • Map and guidebook, plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
Exclusions
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional extras

  • Single room supplement £60 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £60 per person per night
  • Odd number group supplement £60 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night prior to the start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting there and back

Getting There

By road: Ellington is located just off the A1068, 32 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

By public transport:
Train services are available to Newcastle (check traveline.info for the latest public transport information).  The buses are available from Newcastle to Ellington.

By air: The nearest airport is Newcastle upon Tyne.

Getting Away

By road: Berwick upon Tweed is located just off the A1, 63 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

By public transport:
Train services are available from Berwick upon Tweed to Carlisle, Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne (check traveline.info for the latest public transport information).

By air: The nearest airports are Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne.

Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with your itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.

Accommodation

Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.

Dog-friendly

If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

Dates and prices

For available dates please see the ‘Book now’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at Berwick upon Tweed, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay in Berwick upon Tweed then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay in Berwick upon Tweed at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it.  You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Ellington

    Arrive at your overnight accommodation in Ellington.

  • Day 2 – Cresswell to Warkworth

    Please note that Ellington is a 30-minute walk from the start of the path, to which you will walk straight from your accommodation.

    Your adventure starts off by following the coast around Druridge Bay, to the small fishing port of Amble and onto the historic Warkworth – you may spot some of the wonderful birdlife as you pass Cresswell Pond Nature Reserve. From Amble it is just a short walk to the ancient village of Warkworth and its grand castle, this is a great place to stop with plenty of craft shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

    12.5 miles (20.5km), 80m (262ft) of ascent

  • Day 3 – Warkworth to Craster

    Today’s adventure follows clear paths and sandy beaches around pretty Northumbrian fishing villages. It takes you past the picturesque Alnmouth and another great spot for wildlife enthusiasts at the Aln Estuary. From here, head towards the town of Boulmer. Enjoy taking in the lovely seaside sights and smells – crab, lobsters and sea salmon are still brought ashore from small open fishing boats. Finally, you will arrive in Craster where you will find the fish smokehouse and can sample some of the delicious local cuisine – Craster kippers and salmon.

    13.5 miles (21.5km), 222m (728ft) of ascent

  • Day 4 – Craster to Bamburgh

    Today you will have the chance to marvel at the ancient ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, visible from Craster and treated to some delightful walking alongside the sandy bays of Beadnell and Embleton before you arrive in Seahouses.

    Seahouses is a bustling harbour town, most famous as the hopping off point for the fascinating Farne Islands. The Farne Islands are the most famous bird sanctuary in the British Isles and are home to an abundance of wildlife including puffins, guillemot, and grey seals.  From here, you will continue along the coast to the historic village of Bamburgh.  Bamburgh Castle is a magnificent sight, sitting high on an outcrop over the beach.

    14 miles (22km), 159m (522ft) of ascent

  • Day 5 – Bamburgh to West Mains

    The scenery starts to change after leaving Bamburgh, as you leave the sandy beaches and head through fields on your way to Belford.

    Your walk then heads further inland, through farmland and woodland, and you are rewarded with some stunning views towards Holy Island from Kyloe Ridge.  You will follow the historical St Cuthbert’s Way for part of today, and we highly recommend taking the short side trip to see the fascinating St Cuthbert’s Cave, where the body of St Cuthbert was reputedly taken when the monks had to flee to safety from Lindisfarne when the Vikings raided.

    14.5 miles (23.5km), Minimal ascent

  • Day 6 - West Mains to Holy Island

    Following the Pilgrims Way today, you cross the tidal causeway to Holy Island.  You will need to back track to Fenwick to pick up the St Oswald & St Cuthbert’s Way for the official route. Please check locally as to the safe times to cross to Holy Island.

    7.5 miles (12km), Minimal ascent

    Holy Island causeway safe crossing times

  • Day 7 – Holy Island to Berwick upon Tweed

    Your final day’s walking is an easier day with some road walking – much of which can be avoided by following the coast itself. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a fascinating history, passed repeatedly back and forth between England and Scotland for centuries – it has been English since 1482. Enjoy taking in some of the many interesting architectural features. Berwick also has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes making it the perfect place to celebrate the end of your walk.

    Your arrival into Berwick upon Tweed is the end of your trip unless you have booked an extra night’s accommodation with us.

    Safe onward travel.

    11.5 miles (18.5km), 96m (315ft) of ascent

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. Timings and mileages are approximate.

We will always endeavour to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. An additional charge may be payable. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

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