Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk from north to south?

Yes. We recommend walking north because you won’t be looking into the sun and the wind will be on your back but the route is waymarked and signed in both directions.

Can I cycle along the Northumberland Coast Path?

You can’t cycle along the Northumberland Coast Path because much of it is on public footpaths where there is no right of way for cyclists. The Coast and Castles Cycle Route follows the Northumberland coast and runs parallel to the Coast Path for much of the way.

Is there accommodation in Cresswell?

There isn’t accommodation in Cresswell. We recommend that you stay in the Plough Inn at Ellington,  a pleasant mile-long stroll from the start at Cresswell. If you arrive by car and stay at the Plough Inn, you can leave your there for the duration of your walk.

Can I leave my car in Berwick?

Yes, you can leave it any of the ‘All day’ car parks for the duration of your walk. You should let Northumberland County Council know that you are leaving your vehicle for an extended period by email at parkingservices@northumberland.gov.uk

I want to stay in one place and travel out to each stage. Where should I stay?

We recommend that you stay in Alnwick or if you want to be by the sea, in Alnmouth. These places have the best bus links to starting points both north and south.

Is there a certificate?

Yes. You will need to buy a passport pack (link to online shop). Get your passport stamped at places along the way and you can claim your free certificate. You can collect a certificate at Berwick Tourist Information Centre or we can post it to you.

Is there a pin badge?

Yes, you can buy one from our online shop for £3

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk from north to south?

Yes. We recommend walking north because you won’t be looking into the sun and the wind will be on your back but the route is waymarked and signed in both directions.

Can I cycle along the Northumberland Coast Path?

You can’t cycle along the Northumberland Coast Path because much of it is on public footpaths where there is no right of way for cyclists. The Coast and Castles Cycle Route follows the Northumberland coast and runs parallel to the Coast Path for much of the way.

Is there accommodation in Cresswell?

There isn’t accommodation in Cresswell. We recommend that you stay in the Plough Inn at Ellington,  a pleasant mile-long stroll from the start at Cresswell. If you arrive by car and stay at the Plough Inn, you can leave your there for the duration of your walk.

Can I leave my car in Berwick?

Yes, you can leave it any of the ‘All day’ car parks for the duration of your walk. You should let Northumberland County Council know that you are leaving your vehicle for an extended period by email at parkingservices@northumberland.gov.uk

I want to stay in one place and travel out to each stage. Where should I stay?

We recommend that you stay in Alnwick or if you want to be by the sea, in Alnmouth. These places have the best bus links to starting points both north and south.

Is there a certificate?

Yes. You will need to buy a passport pack (link to online shop). Get your passport stamped at places along the way and you can claim your free certificate. You can collect a certificate at Berwick Tourist Information Centre or we can post it to you.

Is there a pin badge?

Yes, you can buy one from our online shop for £3

Buy it now