Walking in Northumberland offers a variety of challenges, if you are looking for long distance walks in Berwick area we have many routes for you to conquer. The Long Distance Walks of St Cuthbert’s Way and St Oswald’s Way both pass through Northumberland following the Pilgrim’s passage through Northumberland. Berwick-upon-Tweed is the ideal place to start from as you can arrive here by train and take the bus to begin the walk (in either Melrose or on Holy Island).
St Cuthbert’s Way starts in Melrose, and treks through beautiful Border countryside, to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (62.5miles/100 km.)
St Oswald’s Way begins on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north, and finishes in Heavenfield, a distance of 97 miles (156 km). The walk is divided into 6 sections.
The Northumberland Coast Path is a 64 mile walk from Cresswell in the south, to Berwick-upon-Tweed, following our stunning Coastline, with rugged cliff tops and long stretches of sandy beach creating a most beautiful walking landscape.
The Berwickshire Coastal Path leads from Berwick into Scotland following the craggy rocks to the North of the town all the way up to Cockburnspath. Take the time to explore this fascinating area by walking 28 miles at your own pace over 2-4 days.
Berwick Tourist Information Centre offers an accommodation booking services for these routes, along with guidebooks and maps which can be purchased in advance.
You can take a guided walk to learn about this beautiful, dramatic county or set out in solitude to discover what makes Northumberland officially England's most tranquil county. Contact Shepherd’s Walks for details of organised walks and walking holiday bookings.
If you find that our linear walking routes are slightly longer than you would like, then why not travel back by bus? Berwick is well served by public transport and travel by bus is greener than by car! To plan your routes click here.