Clothing and footwear
Compared to the rest of the UK, Northumberland's climate may be described as dry, cool and sunny. Although the Northumberland Coast is one of the driest places in England, with an average of only 650mm per year, you should be prepared for rain.
Occasionally you might encounter mud on the path, particularly through agricultural areas so we recommend good, lightweight and waterproof walking boots. Although the path is generally flat, we also recommend that your boots should provide ankle support.
Mobile phone reception can be patchy in places, especially between Alnmouth and Seahouses so don’t rely on you mobile phone for communication on the trail. If you are walking alone, make sure you leave your travel plan with your accommodation provider and check in when you reach the end of a day’s walk.