The Northumberland Coast
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland Coast

Details for The Northumberland Coast

The stunning Northumberland Coast is not surprisingly designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching from the Scottish Borders alongside the North Sea down to Tynemouth.

The landscape comprises of 100 miles of dramatic coast, long stretches of glorious sand and pebble beaches, mud flats and of course the rocky outcrops which form the Farne Islands. Abundant with wildlife both on land and in the sea this is a fantastic place to observe the wonders of the living earth.

The rugged cliffs are popular with walkers treading the North Sea Trail, a coastal pathway stretching continuously for 64 miles, high above the beaches along the Northumbrian coast to Berwick-upon-Tweed. St Oswalds Way is an alternative trail stretching between Holy Island and Hadrians Wall and offering serious walkers another 97 miles of designated walking paths. Cyclists travelling the Coast and Castles Cycle route which runs between Newcastle and Edinburgh also pass through Berwick upon Tweed. Picturesque villages along the way are reached via peaceful country lanes and quiet backwaters and have a choice of accommodation available as well as a number of cosy country pubs and inns where welcome refreshments are on offer.

Wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts visit the area in their thousands to wonder at the amazing numbers of seabirds and Grey Seals which populate the coast and surrounding islands. This coast is spectacular, not only because of its breathtaking views but it is also littered with historic buildings and the view from Bamburgh Castle across the beach boasts the accolade one of Britain's favourite views. Other places to visit include...

 

This listing has been viewed 4557 times.