GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Craster Walks - Near and Around

2 miles (3.7 km)

A circular walk around the Northumberland village of Craster, visiting the Arnold NWT Nature Reserve and the interesting cliff formations at Cullernose Point on the coast. The small fishing village is located in the Northumberland CoastArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a pretty harbour and nice coastal footpaths to try. The village is located just to the south of the striking ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. This circular walk heads in the other direction to visit Cullernose Point where you will find basalticcliffs which are a significant feature of the local landscape. The walk then passes along a quiet country lane to visit the Arnold Memorial Northumberland Wildlife Trust Reserve where you can look out for various migrant birds and red squirrels.
The long distance St Oswald's Way runs through the village. You can pick this up and head north to visit the castle and the lovely Beadnell Bay on our Craster to Seahouses Walk. Heading south will take you to Boulmer with its row of cottages and pretty natural haven. Just beyond the village you will come to the picturesquecoastal resort of Alnmouth. You can try this beautiful section of the path on our Craster to Alnmouth Walk.

Postcode

NE66 3TR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Craster OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Craster Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Craster

  • Craster to Alnmouth - Enjoy a walk along the beautiful Northumberland Coast on this route from Craster to Alnmouth
  • Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle - This walk takes you along a beautiful stretch of the Northumberland coastline from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle and then on to Embleton Bay and the Newton Pool Nature Reserve.
    Dunstanburgh Castle was built in the 14th century, being one of the largest and grandest fortifications in Northern England at the time
  • St Oswald's Way - Explore the coastline, islands, river valleys, hills, villages, forests and farmland of Northumberland and follow in the footstepts of St
  • Beadnell to Low Newton - A popular coastal walk from the Northumberland village of Beadnell to Low Newton By Sea
  • Craster to Seahouses - This walk follows a lovely section of the Northumberland coast from Craster to Seahouses
  • Warkworth River Walk - Enjoy a nice stroll along the River Coquet on this easy circular walk in the popular village of Warkworth.
    The walk starts from the ancient bridge of two arches which crosses the river, just north of the castle
  • Warkworth to Alnmouth - This is another splendid stretch of the Northumberland coast, with a historic castle, beautiful beaches, interesting villages and lovely bays to enjoy. It's an easy 3.5 mile walk on flat paths, so ideal for an afternoon stroll. Look out for wildlife including Arctic terns, and flora such as cowslips and harebells in the sand dunes.
  • Alnwick to Bamburgh Walk - This walk takes you from Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast
  • Alnwick - This attractive town in Northumberland is surrounded by lovely countryside and a number of large parks which are ideal for walkers
  • Embleton Bay - This circular walk from Embleton Bay visits Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster and the village of Embleton.

Pubs/Cafes

The Jolly Fisherman is in a fine spot for some rest and relaxation after your exercise. The historic pub includes a fine interior with roaring fires, stone flagged floors and low beamed ceilings. They serve delicious sea food which you can enjoy with a lovely sea view over Craster's delightful harbour. You can find them at Haven Hill at postcode NE66 3TR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The coastal paths make for a bracing dog walk. The Jolly Fisherman mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks page.

Photos

Craster Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 1188492

Craster Harbour

Coast and Castles Craster

Boat trips from Craster

Edge of quarry Craster - geograph.org.uk - 248406

Edge of the quarry

Swine Den from Cullernose Point - geograph.org.uk - 226996

Swine Den from Cullernose Point

Long Heugh - geograph.org.uk - 227020

Long Heugh. The continuation inland of the cliff edge that forms the south face of Cullernose Point, see from the Coastal Path

Along the rocky shore to Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1224459

Along the rocky shore to Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle

The Jolly Fisherman - geograph.org.uk - 2519099

The Jolly Fisherman

Craster Methodist Church - geograph.org.uk - 2569098

Craster Methodist Church

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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