Walking Northumberland: The Region’s Best Walks
Being in Northumberland you are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and what better way to explore than on foot? If walks are something you’re adding to your holiday itinerary, these are some suggestions, but you can find more information on our Northumberland page and location pages for even more!
Hulne Park, Alnwick
Hulne Park, once the hunting grounds of the Percy family, is a popular walking route in Alnwick and has three walks for you to choose from ranging from four-six miles. Although dogs are not permitted, this is the ideal walking route for those who enjoy a historic walk, as the remains of various Percy erected architecture dot this green landscape. The main entrance to the park is through a picturesque gateway and access to the park is granted between 11am-4pm.
The Northumberland Coastal Path
A timeless classic of a trail, this stretch of 62 miles of coastline is a firm favourite of Northumberland locals and tourists alike. Travel through beautiful bays, grassy slopes, and little villages on this iconic route that stretches from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Most of our Northumberland Coastal Cottages are located within walking distance of the path if this is a part of the world you fancy exploring.
Druridge Bay and Druridge Bay Country Park
This is a recommendation straight from our local team in Northumberland. Druridge Bay is just south of Amble and is a fantastic beach, but is also a great spot for walkers. Druridge Bay and the park are both dog-friendly and are great places to enjoy a brisk walk and leisurely stroll. The park has plenty of facilities, including a kid’s play area and even has a freshwater lake that can be used for a variety of water sports.
This castle is relatively unknown to tourists, making it one of the quieter ones in Northumberland. It is also home to Hepburn Wood and the 5.5km trail between the two landmarks is a great place to explore the Northumberland moors and their stunning vistas. The walk is truly ‘in nature’, so expect to walk across twigs, uneven surfaces and slightly wayward trails, but this will definitely appeal to the adventurous. The nearest town is Wooler, where we have a range of holiday cottages - it is also close to the Cheviot Hills so definitely check it out if you’re planning a walking-heavy holiday!