Craster to Warkworth
(13.5 miles / 21.5 km)
From the picturesque village of Craster, famous for its oak-smoked kippers, St. Oswald’s Way continues southwards down the coast.
It passes the site of Northumberland’s earliest Stone Age settlement at Howick, before arriving at the village of Boulmer, with the nearby Royal Air Force base.
As you head towards Alnmouth, the beautiful beach can be used as an alternative to the path on the shore, which passes two golf courses, including one of the oldest in England.
After heading through the peaceful seaside resort of Alnmouth, the route passes around the Aln Estuary before using paths through the coastal dunes with splendid views of Amble and Coquet Island. St. Oswald’s Way then meets the River Coquet for the first time at the historic village of Warkworth.
Please note: Lovers Walk footpath at Alnmouth is closed for the duration due to a slump in the sea wall causing the path to subside (Click to see location (PDF))