Bamburgh to Craster
(14 miles / 22 km)
Bamburgh was the site of King Oswald’s royal seat.
It is now dominated by one of Northumberland’s most familiar landmarks, the magnificent Bamburgh Castle.
From here, the second section of St. Oswald’s Way heads towards the popular seaside village of Seahouses, where boat trips to the nearby Farne Islands can be taken.
The route then follows the coast southwards past Beadnell and Beadnell Bay to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and Embleton Bay.
When tides allow, it is possible to walk on the beach as an alternative at various points on this section. After this, St. Oswald’s Way passes the romantic ruins of another famous Northumbrian castle, Dunstanburgh, before arriving at the fishing village of Craster.