Outdoor Adventures

4 day Walking Holiday Northumberland Coastal Walk

56 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnmouth
Dramatic castles, sweeping beaches, cliff-top paths & quaint fishing villages

Walk the Northumberland Coastal Path in the company of Mark Reid, who will share his detailed knowledge of this wonderful coastline with its imposing castles, sweeping bays, historic islands, quaint fishing villages and impressive wildlife and seabirds

Mark Reid spent two years walking the paths and coastline of Northumberland whilst researching his book The Inn Way… to Northumberland, and will share his knowledge of the area with you.

  • Discover Northumberland’s beautiful coastline with Mark Reid
  • Walk along sweeping beaches and cliff-top paths
  • Explore the history and heritage of the area
  • Relax in cosy inns each evening
  • Spend a night on Holy Island
  • Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey instead!

Meet at Berwick-upon-Tweed Railway Station at 9am on Monday 15th June. The Baggage Courier will collect our luggage.

Mon 15 June 2020 – Berwick-upon-Tweed to Holy Island (14.5 miles)
Route highlights: 
Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Elizabethan fortifications, Cocklawburn Dunes nature reserve, Lindisfarne Causeway and spend a night on Holy Island.

Tues 16 June 2020 – Holy Island to Bamburgh (17.5 miles)
Route highlights: Shiellow Wood, Belford and the Great North Road, Budle Bay and the magnificent Bamburgh Castle.

Wed 17 June 2020 – Bamburgh to Embleton (11.5 miles)
Route highlights: Bamburgh Beach, Farne Islands (optional boat trip), Seahouses, Beadnell Limekilns, Beadnell Bay, Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay.

Thurs 18 June 2020 – Embleton to Alnmouth (11.5 miles)
Route highlights: Impressive Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster kippers, cliff-top paths and seabirds, Boulmer and Alnmouth

At the end of our walk we’ll head to Alnmouth Station, where you can catch the train back to Berwick-upon-Tweed (20 minute journey) or back home. The Baggage Courier will drop our luggage at a pub in Alnmouth, where we will end our walk. We’ll arrange a taxi to take us and our luggage to Alnmouth Station, which is a mile from Alnmouth village.


There is a train station at Berwick-upon-Tweed on the East Coast Mainline, with regular fast trains between York and Edinburgh. We will then spend 4 days walking southwards along the Northumberland Coast to Alnmouth, where this is also a train station on the East Coast Mainline. You can then either catch a train back to Berwick-upon-Tweed (20 minute journey) or onward travel home. For train times, please visit National Rail Enquiries


You will need accommodation at the following locations:

Berwick-upon-Tweed before/after our walk (optional) – Visit Berwick
Holy Island – Monday 15th June 2020 – Holy Island website
Bamburgh – Tuesday 16th June 2020 – Bamburgh Village website
Embleton – Wednesday 17th June 2020 – Jubilee House B&B; Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel; Blue Bell Inn

Please contact the accommodation provider directly to book your accommodation. The baggage courier will drop your bags at your accommodation. 




This includes:

  • 4 days guided walk along the Northumberland Coastal Path
  • Baggage Transfer each day
  • Taxi from Alnmouth to Alnmouth Station at the end of our walk
  • Table booked for our evening meal together at a country pub
  • Outdoor clothing & equipment if required.
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme


  • Travel to Berwick-upon-Tweed and from Alnmouth (East Coast Rail MainLine)
  • Accommodation along the route (Holy Island, Bamburgh and Embleton)
  • Food (packed lunch, snack food and evening meal)
  • Walking boots, personal walking clothing and equipment