The Northumberland coastal route in 7 days

  • Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ellington / Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Distance 100 km / 62 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - September
  • Price From $825

Overview

The Northumberland coastal route will take you through beautiful villages and nature reserves that not only house incredible beauty and natural diversity, but are also full of history.

Start this adventure at Ellington, known for having had the last marine mining coal mine in the UK and touring unique and diverse landscapes such as Druridge Bay, Rumbling Kern Cove and St Cuthbert's Way.

In the distance, you will see the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, built in 1313, you will see Seahouses, an active and colourful fishing port known as the gateway to the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle, one of the most emblematic in England, which rises to 150 feet above the coast.

  • Tour Druridge Bay, an extensive sandy path.
  • In Craster, you can try smoked herring, a typical local dish.
  • Visit Cuthbert's Cave, where it is said, the monks sheltered and hid the body of St. Cuthbert during the Viking invasion.
  • Visit Warkworth Castle.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support

    Excluded

    • Transport at the beginning and end of the route
    • Personal equipment
    • Transfer from Ellington to Cresswell
    • Unspecified meals
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    We recommend starting this walking holiday in Newcastle, a city that can be reached directly by air or train from London or Manchester. Then take a bus from Newcastle to Ellington on a 45-minute ride.

    At the end of the route, you can return by train to any of these cities: London, Newcastle, Edinburgh or Manchester.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Make the most of this walking holiday by doing cardio and walking on a regular basis before your trip.

    The paths on this route are quiet, with ascents and descents in some sections.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.