Dunstan hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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2.5-3.5h
Distance
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10.8 km
Elevation
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169 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Dunstan Hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop is a wonderful walking route in Northumberland that will lead you along the coast towards the charming village of Craster. While out walking the trail, you will traverse a number of open fields on the way to the 14th Century Dunstanburgh Castle, before walking along the coast to reach the village. This is a fantastic adventure for those who love scenic seaside views.

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Route Description for Dunstan hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop

Whether the aim of your adventure is to take in the natural beauty along the Northumberland coast or to visit the historic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, the Dunstan Hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop is an amazing route that will be sure not to disappoint.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the northeast through the campsite, traversing the open farmland and passing by several cottages to arrive at the edge of a golf course. Heading to the right, you will continue on towards the coast, where you will quickly come to the site of the 14th Century Dunstanburgh Castle. Here, you can spend some time exploring the fascinating ruins, before continuing along the trail.

As you make your way to the southeast along the coast, you will have some wonderful views looking out across the North Sea, eventually making your way into the charming village of Craster. If you are feeling a bit hungry or thirsty on your walk, the Jolly Fisherman Inn by the harbour is a great place to pop in for some refreshments. After passing through the village, you will make your way back to the northwest, once again traversing a stretch of open farmland on the return to the trailhead where you began.

Getting to the Dunstan hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop Trailhead

The trailhead for the Dunstan Hill Caravan Site to Craster Loop can be found at the Dunstan Hill Caravan Site, just 1.3 km south of Embleton.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dunstan Hill Caravan Site

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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