Belford, a village and civil parish located in Northumberland, is encircled by lush agricultural land and hosts Bowden Doors, one of the county's premier rock climbing spots.
This walk from the village takes you along the St Oswald's Way and the Northumberland Coast Path to visit one of the area highlights at Bamburgh Castle. On the way you will pass the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve where there's a huge variety of wildlife to see. There are also great coastal views towards the Farne Islands.
To continue your walking in the area head west along the St Oswald's Way to visit the historic St Cuthberts Cave. The monks of Lindisfarne reputedly brought St. Cuthbert's body to the site in AD875 following Viking raids on the Island.
Please scroll down for the full list of walks near and around Belford. The detailed maps below also show a range of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area.
Belford Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Belford Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Belford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Belford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Belford
- St Cuthberts Cave - This walk visits an interesting Sandstone cave near Belford in Northumberland
- Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island - This is an atmospheric circular walk around the fascinating Holy Island in Northumberland
- Wooler Common - Explore this attractive area of woodland and common land on this walk in the Northumberland National Park
- St Oswald's Way - Explore the coastline, islands, river valleys, hills, villages, forests and farmland of Northumberland and follow in the footstepts of St
- Kyloe Woods - This walk visits Kyloe Woods in the Northumberland National Park
- Northumberland Coast Path - This epic long distance walk runs along the Northumberland coast from Cresswell to Berwick Upon Tweed.
- Norham - This Northumberland village is located on the River Tweed next to the Scottish border.
- Farne Islands - The Farne Islands are located just 1.5 miles from the Northumberland Coast at Bamburgh
- Alnwick to Bamburgh Walk - This walk takes you from Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast Path
- Bamburgh to Budle Bay Circular Walk - This circular walk takes you from Bamburgh Castle to the lovely Budle Bay, part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
The Black Swan serves good food and real ale. You can find them at the Market Place at postcode NE70 7ND.
The Swan mentioned above is very dog friendly. There is a water bowl for the dogs next to the bar, and the staff keep dog treats behind the bar for any dog coming and they also sell dog 'beer' (not alcoholic). Dogs are allowed in the bar, the lounge and the back bar, the only dog free section is the restaurant, but you can order food in the bar and lounge from the restaurant menu.