Popular Guided Walks in Northumberland

Walking the Beauty of Northumberland

The Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, is a walker’s dream. Long sandy beaches, rocky foreshores and backed by high sand dunes with a scattering of small villages hugging the coast, walking here is a delight.

Dominated by its historic castles at Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, and Lindisfarne, following the Northumberland Coast is like walking through your own medieval legend.

With plenty of pubs, tearooms and places to just stop, stand and stare, a Footsteps guided walk takes you to and shows you some of the hidden detail and brings the remarkable Northumberland Coast and its history to life.

Training Courses in Northumberland

Kirknewton Easter, Wester Tor and Yeavering Bell

Wildlife in Northumberland

As well as the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are two National Nature Reserves, the Farne Islands and Lindisfarne. That means wildlife, lots of wildlife, and there is something to see throughout the year.

Grey seals are a common sight, and bottle-nosed dolphins, porpoises and larger cetaceans like minke whale are often spotted from the shore or on a wildlife boat trip to the Farne Islands.

The coast is renowned for its wildflowers, rare orchids in the height of summer and the bloody cranesbill, the county flower of Northumberland grows in profusion beside the sea.

Top-Rated Tours in Northumberland, UK

Footsteps Logo "A Fantastic Experience"

I had a wonderful time completing a half day walk along the Bamburgh coast with Patrick. It was a beautiful route and Patrick is a very knowledgeable guide with a wealth of information on wildlife, history and geology. I will definitely be re booking as soon as I can.

– frob1107, TripAdvisor
Footsteps Logo "Not to Be Missed"

Unique barefoot walk to Holy Island with Patrick. Not to be missed and suitable for adults and children. Huge fun with lots to see and experience. A natural foot spa treatment is a complimentary extra.

– Kate M., Facebook
Footsteps Logo "Very Friendly and Knowledgeable"

Patrick is a fantastic guide for your outdoor adventures. He led 10 children and our group of adults across the Pilgrims Way and was comparable to the pied piper with all the children following him. A very friendly and knowledgeable host. I will be recommending him to all of our cottage guests.

– Gabrielle B., Facebook
Footsteps Logo "Just Heavenly"

This coastline is just stunning. Clean, views to die for, more ancient monuments and natural beauty than you can shake a stick at. It really is just the most peaceful, mind healing relaxing place. Everyone needs to visit!

– 593martynw, TripAdvisor
Footsteps Logo "Highly Recommended!"

Patrick is a friendly, knowledgeable guide who made our walk across the Pilgrims' Way and around Lindisfarne a wonderfully memorable day out. Highly recommended!

– Fiona G., Facebook

Northumberland Wildlife Seasons

In the summer, there are puffins on the Farne Islands; in winter, we see wild geese on the mudflats of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and if we’re lucky, we may spot short-eared owls, visitors from Scandinavia hunting through the dune grasslands.

Northumberland guarantees a succession of wildlife spotting opportunities through all four seasons. On a Footsteps guided walk, we take the time to stand and stare and observe what is around us; every day is a wildlife adventure in Northumberland.

So, book a Footsteps guided walk, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll never get lost, guaranteed!

Footsteps art walk in Northumberland