3-Night Northumberland Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Alnmouth beach with wooden cross
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2 & 3
from £299pp £209pp

Enjoy a break on the Northumberland Coast with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided Walking holiday. Our historic 4-star country house, just a stones' throw from the beach at Alnmouth with sea view, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed walk notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore this stunning area.

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

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

Download Trip Notes

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Nether Grange - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. 

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps, and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not visit nearby Alnwick Castle, explore the coast by bike, or see the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands.

Laid Back Walks

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

Leg Stretcher Walks

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

Full on Walks

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

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 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, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 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. 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.

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Holiday Prices

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30 Aug / 02 Sep 2019 Itinerary £319 £304 Offer - Save £15 Per Person Book Now
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3 nights
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1 & 2

3 nights from £299pp £209pp

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