6. Bamburgh and Seahouses
Meeting Point: Car Park, Harbour Road, Seahouses, NE68 7SH
Starting at Seahouses on the North-East coast, we take a walk around the harbour - past Seahouses point - and along the coastline, before dropping down to Beadnell beach.
At Beadnell, we start back inland, picking up first the Northumberland Coastal Path, then St Oswald’s Way, before we set our sights on Bamburgh Castle in the distance.
On reaching Bamburgh, we cut down onto the expansive Bamburgh beach, giving us beautiful views of the iconic Bamburgh Castle.
We can see the Farne Islands far out to sea, home to thousands of nesting seabirds, seals, and famously, the site of Grace Darling’s heroic rescue of nine survivors from a shipwrecked paddlesteamer in 1838.
This scenic coastal walk offers a mostly flat route with little climbing, but with plenty of historic buildings, abundant wildlife, and some fantastic beaches.
Distance: 19.3 kms (11.9 miles)
Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆