5-Night Northumberland Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Bamburgh Castle on the northeast coast of England, by the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. It is a Grade I listed buil…
Duration: 5 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £505pp £475pp

Enjoy a break on the Northumberland Coast with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided walking holiday. Nether Grange - our historic 4-star country house - is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. It's in a glorious location, just a stone's throw from the beach at Alnmouth, with sea views. Enjoy hearty local food, make use of our detailed walk notes and maps and see what you can discover along Northumberland's wild and wonderful coast.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of Northumberland on foot
  • Admire sweeping seascapes from the coast of this stunning area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Head into the Cheviots to discover what makes this area so special, from the solitude of the hills to the clarity of the night sky
  • Use of our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and detailed walk directions for exploring the local area
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about this stretch of the North East coast's rich history
  • Evenings in our country house where you share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures
  • Visit nearby Alnwick Castle
  • Explore the coast by bike
  • See the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.

Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the coastline and countryside. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Dunstanburgh Castle - 3 miles
  • Along the beach to Bamburgh Castle - 4 miles
  • Exploring Holy Island - 4 miles
  • Around Alnmouth - 4 miles

Some longer walks, generally on good paths. Experience the beauty of the Northumberland coast and countryside as you walk through stunning scenery.

  • Alnwick & Brizlee Tower - 5 miles
  • Beadnell to Bamburgh - 6 miles
  • Alnmouth to Warkworth - 6 miles
  • Craster to Alnmouth - 7 miles

For those who enjoy striding out. These walks include some longer routes along the coast, as well as some heading inland - to the hills.

Alnmouth to Alnwick - 8 miles
Along the Aln Valley - 8 miles
Alnwick Castle & Hulne Park - 10 miles
Dunstanburgh Castle to Alnmouth - 10 miles
Rothbury & Simonside Hills - 11 miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.

Nether Grange

Sitting pretty in the centre of the quiet harbour village of Alnmouth, Nether Grange stands in an area rich in natural beauty and historic gravitas. There are moving views of the dramatic North Sea coastline from the house too. This one-time 18th century granary was first converted into a large family home for the High Sheriff of Northumberland in the 19th century and then reimagined as a characterful hikers’ hotel. Many of the 36 bedrooms look out across the sea, while a large lounge, conservatory and adjoining bar are there to entertain you. Easily accessible from the house are the coast path while inland lies the Northumberland National Park. North are the Farne Islands and their spectacular seabird colonies and close by is Lindisfarne and its romantic castle accessible at low-tide via an ancient pilgrim’s path. Nearby too is the medieval market town of Alnwick and its eponymous castle, as well as the atmospheric ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, perched on a grassy peninsula to the south of Embbelton Bay. Best of all though is Bamburgh Castle, built to resemble a magnificent medieval fortress but actually an impressive Victorian folly.



Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the house’s smartly presented rooms up an impressive sweeping staircase. Full of warm tones or coastal colours and comfy touches they’re a great base for exploring the area. With 36 bedrooms, Nether Grange has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.


Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, multi-purpose activity room, lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day walking on the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the elevated terrace gardens with a cooling drink and a cracking sea view or challenge a fellow guest to a game of croquet or giant chess, backed by views of the beach and sea beyond. The spick and span sky-blue painted bar with its mismatched blue and stripy seats boasts all the requisite cosiness and British bonhomie, plus a selection of local beers and your favourite tipple. Settle in.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Nether Grange is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.


For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Nether Grange

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Getting to Nether Grange

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Essential Information

Essential Equipment

  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner,
  • Thermos flask for hot drink,
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit 

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent,
  • Sun hat,
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
02 Oct - 07 Oct 2022
5 Self-Guided £639 Trip Notes Book Now
06 Nov - 11 Nov 2022
5 Self-Guided £505 £475 Save £30 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
13 Nov - 18 Nov 2022
5 Self-Guided £505 Trip Notes Book Now
5 nights
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

5 nights from £505pp £475pp

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