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Northumberland Coast Path


101 km / 63 miles
From Cresswell the trail hugs the coast as far as Bamburgh before heading inland to Belford and the Kyloe Hills, which offer panoramic coastal views. From here it 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.

Note that it is planned to change the line of the route to coincide with the England Coast Path.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
Start: NZ294936 - Cresswell, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Finish: NT998527 - Anchors Sculpture, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Northumberland Coast Path Northumberland Coast AONB Publications (online shop) Northumberland Coast Path: Passport Northumberland CC - Holy Island Tide Tables Pete's Trip Reports - Northumberland Coast Path [blog] Halfway Hike - Northumberland Coast Path posts [blog] A walker's journal - The Northumberland Coast Path [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Northumberland Coast Path: Official Guidebook  (Northumberland Coast AONB  - 2015 )
Guidebook Northumberland Coast Path : Recreational Path Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2016 )
Guidebook Walking St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way : with the Northumberland Coast Path  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )
Badge Northumberland Coast Path: Pin Badge  (Northumberland Coast AONB )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 75, 81
OS Landranger Active 75, 81
OS Explorer 325, 332, 340, 346
OS Explorer Active 325, 332, 340, 346
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking holidays (Discovery Travel)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Navigate Northumberland)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Great British Walks Limited)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
5 km
48 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
55 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
55 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
56 km
Bunk House
< 1 km
72 km

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GPX Route File
Northumberland Coast Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Northumberland Coast Path Memory Map Route File
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Route Profile:

101.5 km (63.1 miles)
957 m (3,140 ft) ascent
158 m (518 ft)  maximum height

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