Walking and Rambling in Berwick

Walking and Rambling in Berwick

Overview

Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country. Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and taking in the sights.
 
 Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: 
 On the borderline - Berwick upon Tweed
 

 Cycling

 Berwick is the ideal destination for cycling and walking holidays in Northumberland. On six major cycle routes and with coastal walking routes to the North and South, exploring the area couldn't be easier.
 
 Berwick is located mid-way between Newcastle and Edinburgh, on the East Coast mainline, with the train station only a five minute walk from the town centre.
 
 Get on your bike 
 
 The Coast and Castles (Sustrans Route 1) which runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh via Berwick and Melrose, a distance of 200 miles (of which 39 are traffic-free).
 
 National Route 76 of the National Cycle Network runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Stirling and St Andrews with the route on both sides of the Forth (168 miles/270km). Route 76 is part of the North Sea Cycle Route, which is a circular via Norway! (3728 miles/6000km)
 
 The Pennine Cycleway Route 68 runs up the spine of England and through three National Parks from Etwall, Derbyshire to Berwick-upon-Tweed (327 miles/526km).
  
 The Tweed Cycleway is another cross-border route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Biggar in the Scottish Borders (95 miles/153km). 
 
 Circular cycle routes
 
 Berwick-upon-Tweed is central to a number of fantastic circular cycling routes which have been developed around Berwick's food heritage. The trails are free to download, with various rides from eight miles to 44 miles!
 
 Cycle Hire
 
 Cycles are available to hire in Berwick from our cycling experts at Wilson’s Cycles (Bridge Street) tel: 01289 331476. Wilson’s can advise on local routes and fit bikes for suitability."    

What makes it special

  • Great for walking
  • Lots of fantastic cycling routes
  • Nature and beauty

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Walking and Rambling in Berwick

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NT 99807 52735

Lat/Lng: 55.767953, -2.0046401

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Other things to do nearby

Seahouses

Seahouses

Seahouses is a good access point to the nearby Farne Islands. This small seaside town is a very popular holiday resort.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Explore 14 public areas, learn more about the castle and watch history being uncovered during archaeological excavations.  Sample Northumberland produce from the tea rooms. Visit the castle's

Berwick Barracks

Berwick Barracks and Main Guard

Enjoy military history? This interesting attraction has loads of information and exhibits about how British soldiers were treated. A great place for a rainy day.

Sunset walking

Lowry Trail

Spot the scenes where L.S. Lowry painted his matchstick men. The famous painter visited Berwick many times and this picturesque trail is a fantastic way to explore the town.

Spittal Beach

Spittal Beach

Have a traditional day behind the seaside and enjoy this sandy beach with your family. Make sandcastles, watch the wildlife, or have a play in the fun splash-park area.

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindesfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory sits offshore on Holy Island and is reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere makes a visit well worth the effort.

Farne Island

Farne Island boat trips

A range of boat trips including the special grey seal cruise, Holy Island cruise and various bird-watching trips.

Berwick Elizabethan Walls

Elizabethan Town Walls

Berwick has been sacked or captured 13 times; these epic walls were built to keep out the invading Scots. Spend a day walking along them and get a great view across the town and stunning estuary.

Cycling

Cycling in Berwick

Berwick is the ideal destination for cycling and walking holidays in Northumberland.

Whin Sill, near Kyloe Crag, Northumberland

Climbing in Wooler

Some of the best rocks, crags and sandstone faces in the UK can be found in Glendale, the area around Wooler.  One of the most challenging climbs in the area, the Bowden Doors, is steep and techn

Lindesfarne Priority in Berwick

Lindesfarne Priory in Berwick

Sitting offshore on Holy Island and reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere make a visit well worth the effort. Visit the website      

Farne Islands

Farne Islands

17 miles A range of boat trips are available to see the most famous sea bird sanctuary in the British Isles with a large colony of Grey Seals.