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Warkworth to Alnmouth Return

  • Distance: 11 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Maximum number of places per day: 22
  • Price Per Person: £13.00

walk notes

This out and return walk links two historic settlements using part of the Northumberland Coast Path.  


It is an excuse also for an al fresco picnic on the beach or, alternatively, the chance of either a pub or cafe lunch, there is plenty of scope for both in Alnmouth.  


Regardless of the winter weather everyone will have the opportunity to pass a pleasant hour over lunch before the return leg.  If you have enjoyed yourself a bit too much you can even catch a bus back to Warkworth – but you mustn’t drive yourself home!  


Even ignoring the history at either end of the route there is plenty to see between the two at any stage of the tide.  The road out of Warkworth to the beach for instance was used for the reconstruction of Amble’s huge north breakwater.  


There are dunes, golf links, rocky outcrops, the former site of Alnmouth harbour ruined by the Christmas Day storm of 1806 that re-routed the mouth of the River Aln, the former guano shed (aka exotic bird droppings from Peru), the site of the village church on Church Hill, also a victim of the 1806 storm etc.  Come and stretch your legs for a day’s walk close to sea level which doesn’t preclude the odd “bit of up.”