Programme of walks along the Northumberland coast

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is once more offering the chance to walk the Northumberland Coast Path this summer.

Monday, 1st May 2017, 7:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:20 pm
Northumberland Coast Path at Howick.

The walks will be led by Iain Robson from the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership who originally developed the route with colleagues from Northumberland County Council.

Each Wednesday between June 28 and August 2, Iain will lead a walk along a section of the path in the company of a coastal expert, maybe a botanist, geologist, ranger or birdwatcher. You can choose to do one section or them all - it’s up to you.

The start time for each section coincides with the arrival of a bus and we will return to our starting point by bus. With fantastic ticket deals available, why not leave the car at home and use the bus to join us?

Details of each of the stages can be found below, the walks are all free, but you will need your bus fare. We have given brief public transport information, but you can plan your journey at www.travelinenortheast.info

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Booking is essential, you can book by phone on 01670 622660 or by email to coastaonb@northumberland.gov.uk

Stage 1 28th June - Cresswell to Warkworth - 10.5 miles (5 hours). Start: 09:20 Cresswell Ices to coincide with the arrival of the Arriva No.1 from Ashington (change here from Newcastle). Return on the 14:46 Arriva x20 to Ellington, which continues on to Ashington and Newcastle

Stage 2 5th July - Warkworth to Craster - 13 miles (7 hours). Start 09:30 Warkworth Market Cross to coincide with the arrival of the X18 from Alnwick and Newcastle. Return on the 16:26 Travelsure 418 to Alnwick. Change here for services to Warkworth and Newcastle

Stage 3 12th July - Craster to Seahouses - 9.5 miles (5 hours)

Start 09.30 Craster TIC to coincide with the arrival of the 418 from Alnwick and X18 from Belford/Seahouses. Return on the 14:51 Travelsure 418 to Alnwick via Craster. Change at Alnwick for Arriva services to Newcastle

Stage 4 19th July - Seahouses to Belford - 10.5 miles (5 1/2 hours). Start 10:05 Seahouses TIC to coincide with the arrival of the Travelsure 418 from Alnwick and Belford. Return to Seahouses on 16:26 418 or 15.43 X15 to Alnwick/Newcastle

Stage 5 26th July - Belford to Fenwick - 7 miles (4 hours). Start 10:30 Belford Market Cross to coincide with the arrival of the X15 from Alnwick/Newcastle or the Travelsure 418 from the Coast Return to Alnwick/Newcastle via Belford on 15.33 X15 service

Stage 6 2nd August - Fenwick to Berwick-upon- Tweed - 12 miles (6 hours). Start 10:35 Fenwick A1 Bus Stop to coincide with the arrival of the X15 from Alnwick/Newcastle. Return to Alnwick/Newcastle via Belford on 15.25 X15 service.