3-Night Northumberland Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Alnmouth beach in spring
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £309pp £269pp

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 PDFs for each holiday.

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


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.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

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 Good and Better Rooms to choose from.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ 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.

Facilities

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. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Nether Grange is hearty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the light-filled dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of local flavours.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2021
05 Mar - 08 Mar
3 Self-Guided £309 £269 Save £40 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
12 Mar - 15 Mar
3 Self-Guided £309 £294 Save £15 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
19 Mar - 22 Mar
3 Self-Guided £309 £269 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
02 Apr - 05 Apr
3 Self-Guided £335 £295 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
30 Apr - 03 May
3 Self-Guided £359 £319 Save £40 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
07 May - 10 May
3 Self-Guided £359 £339 Save £20 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
14 May - 17 May
3 Self-Guided £359 £334 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
21 May - 24 May
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28 May - 31 May
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04 Jun - 07 Jun
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11 Jun - 14 Jun
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18 Jun - 21 Jun
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25 Jun - 28 Jun
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02 Jul - 05 Jul
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09 Jul - 12 Jul
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16 Jul - 19 Jul
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23 Jul - 26 Jul
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06 Aug - 09 Aug
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13 Aug - 16 Aug
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20 Aug - 23 Aug
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27 Aug - 30 Aug
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03 Sep - 06 Sep
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10 Sep - 13 Sep
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17 Sep - 20 Sep
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24 Sep - 27 Sep
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01 Oct - 04 Oct
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08 Oct - 11 Oct
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22 Oct - 25 Oct
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29 Oct - 01 Nov
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05 Nov - 08 Nov
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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

3 nights from £309pp £269pp

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