Walk from the top to the sea

The chance to walk from the top of the county to the sea is on offer at this year's Berwick Walking Festival.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 14:47 pm
Berwick Walking Festival

Berwick is gearing up for the third festival, which starts this weekend and covers numerous walks across the area.

A guided walk from the summit of Cheviot – the highest point in Northumberland – to the North Sea will be the highlight of this year’s event.

The walk will split over four days, taking in the College Valley, Flodden, Etal, Norham and the Tweed Valley.

Jon Monks, from Shepherd’s Walks, who organise the event, said “This will be a truly unique opportunity – a walk taking in all that North Northumberland has to offer from mountain top to the North Sea via beautiful valleys, ancient rock art. The Berwick-upon-Tweed Walking Festival has exceeded all expectations to date and it is great to speak to people who are coming from all over the country who are booking onto the walks.”

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To complement this year’s series of walks, there will also be a number of other day walks at Holy Island, Belford and Bamburgh – something for everyone.

Running until Tuesday, the festival starts on Saturday with the Top to Sea part one, Cheviot to Kirknewton, followed by the Holy Island Circle, which is fully booked. Then on Sunday it is Top to Sea part two, Kirknewton to Etal and the Belford Figure of Eight.

On Monday there is the Top to Sea part three, Etal to Norham as well as the Whinstone Walk – Bamburgh.

And on the final day of the festival there is the culmination in the Top to Sea walk with part four from Norham to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The Berwick Walking Festival is supported by Berwick Town Council and aims to bring visitors from across the country to stay in the town and surrounding area and walk the stunning countryside we live in.

For more about the festival or to book a walk visit shepherdswalks.co.uk