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Inn Way ... to Northumberland

158 km / 98 miles

A long distance circular walk from Mark Reid, divided into six 'day stages' ranging from 11 to 20.5 miles. It starts and finishes at Rothbury, a traditional old Northumbrian market town set in magnificent surroundings of Coquetdale. The walk then follows the course of the River Coquet down to the North Sea at Warkworth, before striking northwards up along the coast via Alnmouth, Craster, Dunstanburgh, Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh. The route then turns west across the central sandstone hills via the delightful village of Chatton to reach Wooler on the edge of the Cheviot Hills from where the route meanders southwards through the Cheviots (and the National Park) to reach Alwinton in the upper reaches of Coquetdale then follows the Coquet back to Rothbury. The most southerly point is Brinkburn Priory, westerly point is Alwinton (in Coquetdale), northerly point is Bamburgh and easterly point is Boulmer.

Overnight Stops can be scheduled at Rothbury (start/finish), Warkworth, Embleton, Bamburgh, Wooler and Alwinton.

There are 48 pubs along 'The Inn Way'. Each 'day stage' is designed to include a pub at lunchtime and the Overnight Stops offer a choice of pubs and facilities, although Stage 5 from Wooler to Alwinton does not include a pub along the way as the route heads through the remote yet beautiful landscape of the Cheviot Hills.


Path Type
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Coastal; Moorland; River
Start and Finish
NU057017 - Rothbury, Northumberland
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Inn Way ... to Northumberland (Inn Way - 2004)


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1 Km
67 Km
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1 Km
67 Km
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< 1 Km
100 Km
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4 Km
146 Km

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Route Profile:

157.1 Km (97.6 miles)
2,650 m (8,694 ft) ascent
384 m (1,260 ft)  maximum height