Join us for a walk along the traditional route to Lindisfarne, the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, where Saints and early Christians walked before us.
Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle Walk
Enjoy a Footsteps walk that features the wonderful Dunstanburgh Castle, a medieval ruin and crab sandwiches in The Ship Inn!
This famous walk, often quoted as being one of the nation’s favourites is an absolute must when you’re in Northumberland. It’s easy enough to do without a guide, but do think about walking with a Footsteps guide, as we’ll tell you something of the history, point out the wildlife and take you back via the paths that visitors don’t use; something different perhaps.
From Craster, a once-bustling herring port famous for its kippers, we skirt the main coast path and head for a bit of high ground and suddenly Dunstanburgh Castle, a 14th-century ruin, appears in the distance and simply draws you onwards and perhaps at the same time back in history to its creation. It’s dramatic now; it must have been amazing in its day.
Beyond the Castle, Embleton Bay, a great reach of golden sand stretches away in the distance. The dune path marks the way ahead to Low Newton and the pub, our refreshment and turning point. On our return, we visit the bird hide at Newton Pools, fall in love with the views and sadly, because this wonderful walk has to end, we eventually arrive back in Craster; you’ll be back for more, we promise.
Reserve your spot on our Craster walk today.
What to Bring
- Walking boots or walking shoes
- Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
- A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
- One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
- A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
- A picnic lunch and some snacks
Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice!