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Fenwick to Berwick-upon-Tweed

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  • Holy Island, Lindisfarne
    / Holy Island, Lindisfarne
    Photo: Laura Paterson, Macs Adventure Ltd
m 40 30 20 10 -10 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km
One of the remotest sections of the coast path. 
easy
Distance 18.2 km
4:30 h
51 m
68 m

A short taxi transfer (15 min) will drop you off just outside of Fenwick. Your final day’s walking will take you past the causeway over to Holy Island before following clifftop paths with dramatic views to the historic Berwick-upon-Tweed. If you have time (and the safe crossing times permit) you may even wish to visit Holy Island.

Berwick-upon-Tweed has a fascinating history, with hands changed between Scotland and England for centuries. Enjoy taking in some of the many interesting architectural features such as its old defence ramparts or ancient town walls. Berwick also has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes making it the perfect place to celebrate the end of your walk.

Author’s recommendation

If you do wish to visit Holy Island, you must factor safe crossing times into your day. You can view these here - https://holyislandcrossingtimes.northumberland.gov.uk/ 

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Heleen Bosch
Update: May 12, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
41 m
Lowest point
2 m

Start

Fenwick (20 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NU 07101 40476
DD
55.657762, -1.888689
DMS
55°39'27.9"N 1°53'19.3"W
UTM
30U 569919 6168550
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Destination

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Turn-by-turn directions

To help you follow the route with confidence  we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.  You will also receive a Northumberland Coast Path Guidebook to assist you.

 

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NU 07101 40476
DD
55.657762, -1.888689
DMS
55°39'27.9"N 1°53'19.3"W
UTM
30U 569919 6168550
w3w 
///gossiped.shout.glaze
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Such is the way of British hiking, that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun-cream and a healthy respect for the sun.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

This walk is isolated with not many opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
18.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
51 m
Descent
68 m

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