We love to walk just as much as you do so it’s no surprise that our team enjoy revisiting our walking holiday routes as well. Read on to see what great sights Teresa and her friend John saw during their Northumberland Coast Path Walk…
Our journey began on the train from Morpeth via Carlisle and Newcastle. Arriving in good time, we went off to explore the town before making our way to Carlisle Park and up to Morpeth Castle and Ha’ Hill from where there were fabulous views over the town.
Morpeth to Warkworth
After taking a lift to the start of the trail, we were very excited to begin our Northumberland Coast Path Walk on the coast. It was a glorious day and we saw lots of bird life and enjoyed a good view of Coquet Island and its lighthouse. Amble was very pretty and the final trot to Warkworth Castle was hard, but we made it with no blisters!
Warkworth to Craster
Our walk continued through sand dunes and golf courses and as the tide was only just beginning to go out, we decided to walk on the upper beach and enjoy the far reaching views.
Craster to Seahouses
Two highlights of our Northumberland Coast Path walk occurred on this stretch of the route – seeing Dunstanburgh Castle and having half a pint at the Ship Inn, Low Newton (well deserved if I do say so myself).
Seahouses to Belford
Carrying on with our journey in sunshine and along wide sandy beaches, the walking was fairly easy and we made it to Bamburgh in good time, stopping for lunch along the way and exploring the village complete with RNLI Grace Darling Museum (I’m a great fan of the RNLI and the vital work they do). We even visited the church opposite where she is buried.
Belford to Fenwick
In complete contrast to our previous days of walking, we followed the trail inland through woods and over farmland. Naturally, the wildlife we encountered was different also, with pheasants, hares, yellowhammers, horses, cows and even a woodpecker (heard but not seen). We also saw some rare ringlet butterflies!
Taking a small detour along St Cuthbert’s Way, we visited St Cuthbert’s Cave where we stopped to take in the scenery and have our lunch.
Neither of us could believe that this was our penultimate stop and that we had come so far on our Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday.
Fenwick to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Fenwick to Berwick-upon-Tweed was the final leg of our journey and consisted mainly of well-made paths and roads. We joined a group of Irish ladies who were walking St Cuthbert’s Way and remained with them as far as the causeway to Lindisfarne. Then we walked along the trail, which overlooked the beach, and admired the seabirds and butterflies. We comfortably made it to Berwick-upon-Tweed around 5pm and celebrated our completion of the Northumberland Coast Path walking holiday with a lie-in and meander around the town the following day before heading off for our journey back to Cumbria.
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