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The Northumberland Coast Path

Explore the Beautiful Northumberland Coastline

The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe

The Northumberland coast is best known for its wide, sweeping beaches, backed by high sand dunes that are punctuated by dark whinstone outcrops. Amidst this striking landscape is the evidence of an area steeped in history, covering 7000 years of human activity. A host of conservation sites, including two National Nature Reserves, testify to the great variety of wildlife and habitats also found on the coast.

The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for 100 kilometres (62 Miles) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.

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Path Passport

The Northumberland Coast Path Passport is a must for walkers. The passport will end up being a treasured possession, a great reminder of all the places you have stopped at or stayed overnight.

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Path Passport

Path Guidebook

The official Northumberland Coast Path Guidebook is an essential accompaniment on your walk. The guidebook breaks the route into six stages and provides information about the route, places to see and visit along the way and services for walkers.

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Path Guidebook

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