• Coastal and moorland walks in England and Scotland
  • Vestiges of early Christian and Viking history
  • Farne Island seals and puffins (Springtime)
  • Visit Alnwick Castle, as seen in 'Harry Potter' and 'Downton Abbey'
  • Holy Island of Lindisfarne

England's far north is a place of rare wild beauty, a hard won jewel in England's crown. Stunning castle ruins rise in silhouette along the coast, each with their tale of lords and invaders, adding to the magic of the sweeping landscapes that surround it. Our journey follows the coast and over the sea to island nature sanctuaries thronging with seabirds. We walk over the border for a foray into Scotland and travel the 1,400-year-old Pilgrim Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where the famous illustrated gospels honoring St Cuthbert were written. For 700 years the history of Northumbria has been bound up with the Percy family, and we delve into their fascinating history at magnificent Alnwick Castle, star of many films and still home to the Percys today.

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Sunday Overnight: Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel

Meet at Berwick-Upon-Tweed Railway Station for a short transfer to our hotel, a Georgian country house. There's time to explore the hotel's beautiful grounds before our Welcome Dinner.

Monday Overnight: Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel

Wake up to follow the Berwickshire Coastal Path into Scotland. Our route hugs the spectacular coastline with secluded coves and hidden harbors. We'll lunch at the famous Eyemouth Golf Club with its panoramic views. Further along, we may even see wild dolphins on an optional boat ride to St Abbs.

Tuesday Overnight: Waren House Hotel

Start with a visit to the Elizabethan ramparts of Berwick, then a short transfer takes us over the Pilgrim Way (subject to tides) to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. We'll walk in the footsteps of St Aidan and St Cuthbert, and learn more about the island and the famous Lindisfarne Gospels. There's time to explore and sample the famous mead.

Wednesday Overnight: Waren House Hotel

Start the day with a walk along one of Britain's best beaches. Then cruise to the Farne Islands, an archipelago of international significance for all kinds of breeding and migrating birds - grey seals too. In springtime, this is the place to see puffins or 'Tommy Noddies' as they are known in the area.

Thursday Overnight: The White Swan Hotel

Today we take St Oswald's Way towards Alnwick Castle, a highlight for any history buff. The magnificent castle, now a popular destination and frequent on-location movie set ('Harry Potter', 'Downton Abbey'), has been the home of the Percy family for over 700 years. In that time, the castle and the family have had a leading role in Northumbrian history, and there is much to explore. Enjoy a special dinner tonight at the Castle's unique Tree House Restaurant.

Friday Overnight: The White Swan Hotel

A short transfer takes us to the market town of Rothbury, where we start a walk through open moorland in the foothills of the Sacred Mountain of Simonside. We're likely to see curlew or red grouse hiding in the heather, or wild goats roaming free. Farewell Dinner tonight in Alnwick.


After breakfast, The Wayfarers will transfer you to Alnmouth rail station.
"From my first childhood visits, the ancient kingdom of Northumbria has always been a magical and mystical landscape of castles, abbeys and Viking raids each with its own story to tell." Alan Pinkney, Walk Leader
Terrain: Coastal paths, beaches, woodlands, well-defined moorland paths, modest hills. 6-13 miles walking per day


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US $4,195.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement US $475.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is US $3,985.00


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Arrival: Berwick Rail Station
Departure: Alnmouth Rail Station
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Hotels - Where we stay

Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel

Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel

Set amid 15 acres of grounds sloping gently towards rugged sandstone cliffs, the Marshall Meadows Hotel was originally built in 1780 as a rich merchants country retreat. The house became a hotel in 1969 and ever since then it has been providing warm hospitality on the English/Scottish border. All rooms have their own private shower, bath, toilet, television and tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is available in every bedroom. Meals are served in the oak-panelled Borders Restaurant and the Residents Lounge with its 12-feet high ceiling has a collection of local books for guests to peruse. The hotel bar with its log fire has a fine collection of Scottish malt whiskies and is an ideal place to swap travellers tales after a day spent hiking the coastline.

Waren House Hotel

Waren House Hotel

Set in landscaped grounds, this elegant Georgian house, once owned by the third Lord Derwentwater, has been extended to provide a variety of comfortable accommodations. The romantic Grays Restaurant has won awards for its cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients, most of which are obtained from local suppliers within a forty-mile radius as well as from the hotels own garden. There are thirteen guest bedrooms at Waren House Hotel - decorated in a variety of individual styles. All are en-suite, some with walk-in showers and some with baths. All rooms have a flat-screen television with Freeview, a hairdryer, adjustable heating and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have Wi-Fi, which is available in all the hotels communal areas.

The White Swan Hotel Alnwick

The White Swan Hotel Alnwick

The White Swan is a charming 300-year-old coaching inn in the heart of historic Alnwick. The sumptuous Olympic Dining Suite features the magnificent panelling, mirrors, and stained glass windows from the Titanics sister ship where the head chef and his team put together seasonally changing menus using fresh local produce. All bedrooms have television with satellite channels, phone, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, work desk with WiFi internet connection, iron and ironing board.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants