Route: Northumberland Coastal Path (United Kingdom)

Submitted by matthew_fitch on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 03:15am
United Kingdom
100.8 km
Vertical Gain
1,358 m

The Northumberland Coast Path starts in the pretty village of Cresswell at the southern end of Druridge Bay it then hugs the Northumberland Coast taking in the fishing town of Amble and the villages of Warkworth, Alnmouth, Craster, Seahouses before reaching Bamburgh, a village dominated by the mighty Bamburgh Castle.

Beyond Bamburgh the path heads inland a bit, to the coaching village of Belford before picking up height, onto the sandstone ridge with fine views of the coast and the Cheviot Hills. 

The path then decends back to the coast and the wide open sand and mud flats of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve before striking north, along sandy  beaches and cliff-top paths to the River Tweed and the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Explore the Beautiful Northumberland Coastline: The Northumberland Coast Path

The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for over 100 kilometres from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north to Creswell in the South.

Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.

The route is made of a mixed terrain, including isolated sandy beaches, forest tracks, fields, single track, and a few road sections.

GPS Track


I intend to run this route on 3rd September 2021. As it stands this will be a supported effort with direction still to be decided. 

Have a blast, it’s a cracking route I hope your enjoy your day and take a good chunk of time off. Two pieces of advice from my run. Leave the decision about direction as late as you can and go on wind direction forecast. The wind was brutal the day I ran it and if it’d been in my face all day like that there is no way I would have finished. Second if it’s looking like the wind isn’t going to be an issue I’d go south to north. The bit between amble and creswel is pretty dull, flat and mainly paved so would be good miles to tick off out of the way. Good luck and enjoy!

Cheers for the message. I know the route pretty well as I've ran it a couple of times before in both directions. Wind doesn't look too bad for tomorrow so decided to start at Cresswell again and run north. I much prefer that direction and agree that first section isn't the best so definitely good to get it out the way early on. Thanks again.