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Uploaded by UpHill on Oct 16, 2012
Region: United Kingdom

Route type: Other
Total climb: 416.67 ft
Distance: 21.13km, 13.13 miles.   (6)

About trip

Northumberland’s coastline – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – is duly renowned for its magnificent long sandy beaches and impressive castles. The Northumberland Coast Path (part of the North Sea Trail) runs for 103km/64 miles from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. The route is well signposted and fairly level, and can be comfortably covered in five or six days. This walk samples one of its finest stretches, taking in Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles – two of Northumberland’s most iconic sights. Since this is a linear walk – there are bus connections between each end – it might be best to take the bus out and walk back (the route can be walked in either direction). Keep an eye on the tides – some of the beaches are better walked when the tide is low but alternative paths go through the dunes.

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