Our Footsteps guided walks
Our guided walks for the weeks ahead are listed below. Please have a look at the list, select, book and pay for your guided walk online. You can only book online for the walks listed below, if you want to book a walk further ahead in the year, then please click on the Download a list of Footsteps walks and get in touch with us to ensure you are booked on to the walk of your choice.
Once we have received your booking, whether on line or by other means, we will send you details about where to meet and what to bring on your Footsteps guided walk.
If the walk you want to do isn't listed, or on a day you can't manage, then please get in touch as we can often swap dates and walks around to satisfy expectations. So if you prefer the Northumberland Coast to the hills and valleys of the National Park on the day you want to go walking, then we'll see what we can arrange.
If we get a booking, we will always lead the walk. We don't need all the places to be taken, so if you have signed up and paid, the walk will go ahead.
Don't forget about our Big Days Out walks, which are not listed, we offer those on a request only basis. Our Navigation with a map and compass training days are popular and finally, we deliver Hill Skills courses on behalf of Mountain Training (England). Look under the Further Footsteps link on the home page.
If you're looking further ahead to plan your guided walk in Northumberland, then we normally publish the walks programmes a few months ahead and they can be viewed by clicking on the Download a List of Walks link on our Home page.
You can reserve and pay for places on any of the listed walks by clicking on the individual walk and then on Book at the foot of the description. If you prefer, please give us a call or send an email to book your walk and you can pay on the day if you prefer; also, we recommend that you read our Terms and Conditions before booking.
|+ Tuesday 11th|| Belford & St. Cuthbert's Cave in rural Northumberland |
(8 miles (12 Km))
Belford and St. Cuthbert’s Cave in the Northumberland countryside
The Cave, hidden away in a wood, deep in rural Northumberland has always been and still is today, a site of religious pilgrimage. The monks fleeing the invading Vikings in 875AD with the body of St. Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels stopped here on the first night of that fearful journey and pilgrims have been returning ever since. On this Footsteps guided walk we leave Belford on a well-trodden trail and head through farmland, woodland and open country to the Cave itself. Dates carved into the rock tell us that we’re not the first to pass this way and we spend time at the Cave discovering something of its place in history. Above the Cave are two fine viewpoints, both of which we visit, before heading back to Belford where the walk ends.
|+ Thursday 13th|| Bamburgh and Budle Bay on the Northumberland Coast |
(6 miles (10 Km))
Bamburgh and Budle Bay on the Northumberland Coast
<p 13px;"="">We begin this walk in the village of Bamburgh beneath the walls of its iconic castle and head north along the wilder side of Bamburgh Beach. Stopping off at Harkess Lighthouse and the famous Stag Rock, we’re soon heading for Budle Bay, an important part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. Hidden amongst the dunes is a World War II gun battery, huge and unmoving it’s one of a number of remaining defensive features that litter the coast. On the shore itself is the last of the quays from the days when this was a working port, sad and neglected, it’s slowly returning to the sea. If the tide allows, we stay on the shore, otherwise we have to take an inland path before heading over and through the nearby farmland and back to Bamburgh. There are some great views along the way and in the village, some fine tea shops and pubs to relax in and share the memories of a great Footsteps walk.