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Cresswell to Warkworth, Northumberland Coast Path – Stage 1.

Walking the magnificent Northumberland Coastal Path from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed.  This is episode 1 of 6. 

Produced in partnership with the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Northumberland Coast Path.



The Northumberland coast offers some of the finest coastal walking in Europe. The Northumberland Coast Path follows this stunningly beautiful coastline for 100 kilometres (62 Miles) from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. Alongside sandy beaches, over rocky headlands, past dramatic castles and through attractive coastal villages, the Northumberland Coast Path offers a constantly changing landscape which is a pleasure to explore.


Stage 1 – Cresswell to Warkworth (11.0 miles)

Starting from Cresswell (Video 1:40), a small village on the North East coast, which is at the southern tip of Druridge Bay, an 8 mile long sandy beach.  You have a choice weather to walk the beach or follow the signed path through the dunes.

Continuing north, the walking is very gentle, along the well signed route.  We always have the delight of the coast on our right as we start to pass the many Nature Reserves along our Path, which include Cresswell Pond Nature Reserve (Video 4:20), Druridge Pools, East Chevington Nature Reserve, Druridge Bay Country Park (Video 6:30) before finally passing Hauxley Nature Reserve (Video 5:45).  This section of the walk is a naturalist’s paradise.

During this stage of the walk the true tranquillity of this stretch is experienced, with a great mixture of walking (paths, trails, and beach) mixed with the wildlife, fauna and flora.

As we leave Hauxley, continue north pass Amble Dunes, Coquet Island on our right (Video 9:00). Amble roof tops become visible ahead of us (Video 10:00).  The route through Amble takes you along the pier, through the quay side and past the marina.

Heading inland, after leaving Amble, follow the River Coquet towards Warkworth.  As we enter Warkworth, Warkworth Castle is ahead of us (Video 12:30).  It is worth taking some time to explore Warkworth and all it has to offer, including the Castle, river walks and the town itself.


Equipment used:

Jacket – Montane Gravity Gore-Tex Jacket

Boots – Scarpa Rush Trek GTX

Trousers – Montane BMC Terra Pants

Waterproof Trousers – Mountain Hardwear Epic Pant

Socks – 1000 mile wool fusion double layer

Head Torch – Lifesystems Intensity 220 Head Torch

Backpack – Hi Gear Active22

Bladder – Camelbak 2.5L Hydration Reservoir


Camera Kit

GoPro 5 – hohem iSteady Pro 4-Gimbal stabiliser – Lavalier Microphone



Cresswell to Warkworth, Northumberland Coast Path – Stage 1.

Walking the magnificent Northumberland Coastal Path from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed. This is episode 1 of 6.


11.0 miles

OS Explorer 325 & 332


Start Point