Distance: about 19 km or 12 miles
Terrain: footpaths, pavement, sand, cliff paths
Access: Parking at both ends
Public transport: Buses from Newcastle/Alnwick to Amble. Bus 401 runs every couple of hours or so from Craster to Alnwick Bus Station – check with Traveline.
Alnmouth was a shipbuilding centre in the 13th century but suffered from Scottish raiders and later the Black Death. The town took several centuries to recover and was prosperous again by the 17th century. Today it is a popular holiday resort.
Pictures show: Warkworth and castle; the old bridge at Warkworth; a caravan strapped down; view of Alnmouth and estuary; sculpture near South Sands; Anglo Saxon hut cliffs near Howick; herring smokehouse at Craster.