The Northumberland Coast Path is a walk totalling 60 miles or 100km and therefore is not a walk that most people would attempt in one day. As such, the route has been broken into six more easily managable stages ranging between 6 miles (10.3 km) and 13 miles (20.4 km). These can either be tackled as a stage per day or you could break them up even further and do it in smaller stages as you desire. The stages are listed below and you can read more about each stage on the appropriate page.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
If you are accessing the Northumberland Coast Path during the lockdown, we ask that you follow our advice below for your own safety and for the safety of others. You can also find relevant links to further Government advice below. By following this guidance we can all continue to enjoy the countryside safely during the pandemic. ...
Our Communications and Funding Officer, Catherine Gray, ran the virtual Great North Run along a stretch of the Northumberland Coast AONB, taking in parts of the Northumberland Coast Path....