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Walking in Northumberland


Walking in Northumberland....

The opportunities whether you are a hiker or stroller, in this wonderful county of Northumberland are endless.  Our wonderful stretches of coastline afford you miles of sandy beaches, bays and dunes along which to wander, and the hinterland - moorland and hills to challenge the keenest rambler.

If you wish to pursue your own course, a good OS map in hand and you'll find all sorts of interesting places to explore, for those who wish to be guided there are a number of companies who provide guided walking across the area.

Shepherds Walks has a great website at www.shepherdswalks.co.uk where you are able to purchase individual self guided walks online, or you can sign up to join a group being led by one of their experienced walking guides. Choose from Coastal linear routes to circular hill walks and degrees of distance and terrain.

Patrick Norris runs Footsteps in Northumberland leading walks of differing degrees of distance and terrain, the walks he is leading this month are here

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITES:

Dunstanburgh CastleA lovely stroll rather than a walk, from the harbour side in Craster, through the wicket gate to the Castle beyond
about 2 miles distant, and all the while the North Sea is at your side. Shepherds Walks - Walk 12
Cheviot For the more robust experienced walker, scale the peak of our highest point, self guided walk from
Shepherds Walks - Walk 15.  Guided walks from www.shepherdswalks.co.uk or  www.footsteps-in-northumberland.co.uk
Rothbury TownDiscover this lovely market town on foot with a self-guided walk from Shepherds Walks - Walk 6
Beadnell to Low NewtonA walk along what we think is one of Britain's best beaches - wide stretches of sands along a large sweeping bay and end up at
The Ship at Newton for a leisurely lunch. A section of the Coastal Path.
St. Oswald's Way A long distance 90+ mile walk, which can be split into shorter sections. St. Oswalds way site