Self Guided Walking Holidays

Northumberland Coast Path

The Northumberland Coastal Path covers 62 miles of stunning coastline, noted for its spectacular beaches backed by sand dunes and set against rocky headlands and dark whinstone outcrops. A low lying walk which takes you from the historic walled city of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north, to Cresswell in the south, you will meander through charming coastal villages and pass some of the dramatic castles Northumberland is famous for, visiting places steeped in history such as Lindisfarne ‘Holy Island’. Bamburgh and its Castle, The quaint fishing village of Craster and Medieval Warkworth with Castle and Hermits Cave.

The landscape is constantly changing, and an experience never forgotten.

The route starts in Cresswell and travels north finishing in Berwick upon Tweed.

Traditionally this takes 7 days to walk, however you can choose to do it at a pace that suits you.

Simply select the number of days you would like to do the route over from the list below and we will book accommodation to suit.

As a guide the walk can be graded as below based on the days spent walking.

6 nights 5 walking days – Demanding
7 nights 6 walking days – Moderate to Demanding
9 nights 8 walking days – Moderate
10 nights 9 walking days – Moderate to Easy
11 nights 10 walking days – Easy

Accommodation is normally within 1 mile, 20 minutes of the route. In the unlikely event that we are unable to find accommodation here, we will arrange a taxi to take you to and from your finish/start point. This is at our expense.

What's included:

  • Accommodation on the night before you start your walk as well as each day spent walking. The last night is not included but can be added at £60 per person. Accommodation is in a twin bedded room. There is a single room upgrade available at £50 per person per night.
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Bag Transfers for each day you are walking
  • Baggage Labels
  • Guide Book and Route Map as well as Detailed Route Notes
  • Emergency Contact Number for Boots and Bikes and contact numbers for accommodation providers

How to get there:

We recommend leaving your car in Berwick and taking the train to Alnmouth, where your first nights accommodation is booked. We will arrange a transfer from Alnmouth to Cresswell the following morning.

Berwick and Alnmouth are both on the East Coast mainline and connect easily with Edinburgh Newcastle and beyond.

Newcastle International Airport is also an easy connection to Rail Services as is Edinburgh Airport.

Note: We regret that we are unable to accept dogs on any of our holidays.

Cancellation and Curtailment:

Please refer to our terms and conditions.


We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance for your holiday. Boots and Bikes cannot accept any responsibility for loss as a result of your cancellation or curtailment.