Total distance: 23.7km
Difficulty: Moderate – there’s a range of surfaces, from tarmac to hard-packed gravel, that can be hard-going when wet.
A brilliant way to take in the wild scenery, ancient landmarks, golden beaches and tiny harbour towns of the Northumberland coast, this linear route links up two of the county’s most renowned locations. Starting at the historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, make sure you take time to explore the ancient town’s Elizabethan ramparts and charming Georgian architecture before heading from the train station over the Old Bridge to Spittal where you pick up the coastal path. Hugging the cliffside you’ll speed by brooding views over the North Sea before joining the road again to pass through remote villages Cheswick and Goswick. From here you’ll reach the Holy Island Causeway where you can cross over to Lindisfarne when the tide is out.
Highlights: Looking out across the causeway to see the magical silhouette of Lindisfarne Castle is truly breathtaking.