Northumberland Coastal Path

A self-guided walking holiday along the coast of Northumberland, visiting the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

3 to 11 nights
26-72 miles
Easy to Strenuous

From £240 per person

About The Trail

The Northumberland Coast Path tours wild, unspoilt countryside, where long beaches of golden sand are presided over by castle ruins looming on the headlands.

This gentle, low-level walk arcs inland once – to sample glorious views of the coast from St Cuthbert’s Cave – but otherwise clings to the Northumbrian shoreline. Castles adorn the rocky headlands and, at low tide, you can make your way across a tidal causeway to Holy Island to explore the extensive ruins of Lindisfarne Priory. With plenty of beach walking between bustling seaside towns, this is a pretty, approachable, and friendly coastline walk.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Northumberland Coastal Path

“It was a unique and wonderful experience. Love the history and beauty.”
Ms Danforth, USA
“Nice and easy path, very good weather.”
Mr Hiltunen, Finland
“This was one of the highlights of my life. I will go back.”
Mr Cook, USA
“Very enjoyable and well organised. All the beaches were lovely, with the walk to Bamburgh Castle the best. The walk from Belford to Lindisfarne via the Pilgrim's Route was excellent.”
Mr Marlow, UK
“This was our first walking holiday, and based on this, we will do more. The planning done by Contours made the experience seamless and allowed us to enjoy the experience.”
Mr Holski, Canada
“The route was interesting, enough to be a challenge and good accommodation overall. Good booklet and map invaluable.”
Mr Woore, UK
“All aspects of the trip were very well done. Accommodations were generally very good with a couple that were outstanding. Some were a bit quirky but that is a part of the experience. All hosts and hostesses were very friendly and accommodating.”
Mr Stone, Canada
“A positive experience for me as a solo walker. Contours adjusted the length of walks each day to fit in with what I wanted to do along the way.”
Ms Moorcroft, UK
“Even Storm Ali couldn’t dampen our pleasure nor could the power cuts on the mainland and Holy Island.”
Mr McGarry, UK