Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2.5-4h
Distance
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12.2 km
Elevation
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205 m
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Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk

The Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk is a great adventure in Northumberland that features interesting historical sites and stunning views of the coast. While out walking the trail, you will make your way to the shores of Budle Bay and take in the views across the North Sea, before visiting Bamburgh Castle, an imposing fortification that has its origins in the Norman period. This is a great intermediate length route that will appeal to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

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Route Description for Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk

Featuring a visually stunning Norman Era fortification, picturesque farmland, and wonderfully scenic views of the coast, the Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk is a perfect adventure for anyone that appreciates a laid back walk with plenty of scenery to look at.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the west along Radcliffe Road, before breaking off to the southwest to traverse the open countryside. From here, you will pass through some small sections of woodland terrain and at the edge of Budle Bay, following along its shoreline to the northeast.

This portion of the walk is very scenic, offering some amazing views across the bay and looking out further into the blue expanse of the North Sea. After traversing the rugged terrain of Budle Point, you will make your way to the southeast along the beach, where you will have an amazing view of Bamburgh Castle. Those that would like to further explore the grounds of the castle will have to pay an entrance fee. From here, you will make your way along the final leg of the walk to pass through the village on the return to the trailhead where you began.

Getting to the Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk Trailhead

The trailhead for the Bamburgh Castle and Coastal Walk can be found at The Grove transit stop on Church Street in Bamburgh.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Waren Caravan and Camping Park

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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