GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Craster to Alnmouth Walk

7 miles (11.5 km)

Enjoy a walk along the beautiful Northumberland Coast Path on this route from Craster to Alnmouth. Along the way there's lovely beaches, interesting rock formations and fine views to enjoy.
The walk starts by the attractive harbour of this little fishing village. Head south and you will soon come to Cullernose Point where there are some striking basalticcliff formations.
You continue past Rumbling Kern, an inlet near Howick, with more interesting geology and fine sea views. Around here you will also pass the picturesque Howick Dene. It's a lovely spot where the Howick Burn runs through woodland to meet the sea. There's a pretty beach, a footbridge over the burn and more interesting rock strata.
The next stage takes you past some lovely beaches at Sugar Sands, Howdiemont Sands and the little village of Boulmer. You then head past Boulmer Haven and Seaton Point before coming to the finish of the walk with lovely views of Alnmouth Bay.
The route uses a section of the St Oswald's Way long distance footpath. You can extend your walk by continuing south to Warkworth on our Warkworth to Alnmouth Walk.

Craster to Alnmouth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Craster to Alnmouth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more details on the final section see the Alnmouth To Boulmer Beach Walk. This will take you along the stretch of sandy beach between the two settlements.


View of Craster Harbour - - 458541

View of Craster Harbour

Hole o'the Dike - - 1188741

Hole o' the Dike

Cullernose Point - - 746384

Cullernose Point

The Bathing House, Howick - - 1319920

The Bathing House, Howick

The Rumbling Kern - - 924146

The Rumbling Kern

Rock strata at Howick Dene - - 1369595

Rock strata at Howick Dene

Howdiemont Sands - - 447043

Howdiemont Sands

Boulmer, BK 124 - - 1716342


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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