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Northumberland Coast Path

103 km / 64 miles

The Northumberland Coast Path is part of the North Sea Trail. From Cresswell it hugs the coast as far as Bamburgh before heading inland to Belford and the Kyloe Hills, which offer panoramic coastal views. From here is joins St. Cuthbert's Way and returns to the coast at the causeway to Holy Island before continuing to Berwick.

The Aurum guide extends the described route to cover from central Newcastle to beyond Berwick to St Abbs, while the AONB guide covers Creswell to Berwick. The AONB webpage below also lists several other interesting publications for the coast.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Coastal
NZ293935 - Cresswell, Northumberland
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NT994534 - Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
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Web Sites: Northumberland Coast AONB - Northumberland Coast Path
  Northumberland Coast AONB Publications
  Contours - Northumberland Coastal Path
  Mickledore - Northumberland Coasl Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Northumberland Coast Path (Aurum Press - 2013)
Paperback: St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way: Long-distance Trails in Northumberland and the Borders (Cicerone Long Distance Trails) (Cicerone Press - 2013)
Booklet: Your guide to the Northumberland Coast Path (Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre - 2007)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 7581
OS Landranger Active: 7581
OS Explorer: 325332340346
OS Explorer Active: 325332340346
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap): Northumberland Coast Path & Berwickshire Coastal Path (Harvey Maps - 2013)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling (CarryLite)
Support Providers: Guided Walking Holidays (Footpath Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Beks Treks UK)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Macs Adventure)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
B & B Accommodation: Beadnell Towers  (bookable online) < 1 Km 51 Km
Hostel Accommodation: The Hides < 1 Km 56 Km
Bunk House: Springhill Bunkhouse, Northumberland < 1 Km 57 Km
Self-catering: Secret Kingdom Holidays  (bookable online) < 1 Km 69 Km
Bunk House: Bluebell Farm Bunkbarn, Belford, Northumberland < 1 Km 73 Km

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Connected Paths:

Scotland's Great Trails: Berwickshire Coastal Path; St Cuthbert's Way
Other Paths: Alternative Coast to Coast; Berwick Borough Boundary Walk; Great English Walk; Inn Way... to Northumberland; Lakeland to Lindisfarne; North Sea Trail (British North East Coast Section); Northern Crossway; St Oswald's Way; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle)
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: Northumberland Coast Path GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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Route Profile:

101.6 Km (63.1 miles)
1,018 m (3,340 ft) ascent
159 m (522 ft)  maximum height