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Other Walking Trails

Many of the towns and villages on the Northumberland coast have developed their own walking trails.
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Dunstanburgh Castle - on the Northumberland Coast Path Photo: Gavin Duthie

Town and village walking trails

Lowry Trail – Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Lowry Trail follows in the footsteps of the great 'matchstick men' painter and allows visitors to experience some of the hidden gems of the town, which Lowry discovered on his many holidays in Berwick.

The trail takes in the Elizabethan Walls and Berwick town, before crossing the River into Tweedmouth and Spittal, a total walking time of approx. 3 hours.

Download the leaflet below

Seahouses Heritage Trail

The fascinating history of Seahouses and North Sunderland has been brought to life with three Heritage Walks. A leaflet is available from Seahouses Tourist Information Centre 

Embleton Heritage Trails 

A series of six self-guided trails around the Parish of Embleton. A guidebook is available from shops in the village or can be downloaded here

Alnmouth on foot

Alnmouth is the ideal base for walkers. There is a guidebook of six self-guided trails available from shops in the village. The walks are of varying distance, taking in both coast and country. They vary in length from an easy 3/4 mile walk around Alnmouth to a more strenuous walk of 11 miles.

Alnmouth on foot

Long Distance Trails

Berwickshire Coastal Path

The Berwickshire Coastal Path starts in Berwick-upon-Tweed and heads north, over the Scottish border to Eyemouth, St. Abbs and on to Cockburnspath. This stunningly beautiful 28 mile walk follows the second highest cliff in on the east coast of Britain. The Berwickshire Coastal Path makes a pleasant addition to the Northumberland Coast Path.

Berwickshire Coastal Path on Scottish Borders Council's website

St Cuthbert’s Way

A 60 mile (100km) route from Melrose in the Scottish Border to Holy Island.

Opened in 1996 and recently voted ‘Britain’s most romantic long-distance trail’, St Cuthbert’s Way visits a number of places associated with St Cuthbert’s Life. The route starts in St. Boswells in the Scottish Border and finishes with a walk across the pilgrims way, over the sands to Holy Island, which makes for a tremendous finale. A Guidebook is available from Tourist Information centres.

St. Cuthbert's Way Website

St Oswald’s Way

A 97 mile (156km) trail linking places associated with the story of St. Oswald, the early 7th Century Northumbrian king.

Starting at Holy Island, it follows the Northumberland Coast Path south, to Warkworth, then continues along the River Coquet to Rothbury before crossing the Simonside Hills through Harwood Forest and onto Hadrian’s Wall and Heavenfield Churchyard. A guidebook and circular trail leaflets are available from Tourist information Centres.

St. Oswald's Way website

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