Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland

4 The Meadows
NE70 7NZ

01668 213775
07847 506399

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At Footsteps in Northumberland, we offer guided walks in this remote and beautiful county in North East England. Footsteps will take you on a guided walk in the Cheviot Hills of the Northumberland National Park and along the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its castles, golden beaches, amazing views and its busy traditional fishing villages. 

The countryside between the hills and the coast has great walking too, and there are many wonderful places to explore on a Footsteps guided walk. Every walk is its own mini-adventure and in Northumberland it’s also a journey of discovery into the rich human history of the England and Scottish Border country.

There is always something here to capture your imagination; there is amazing wildlife to be seen, the Northumberland Coast is home to thousands of birds in each and every season of the year.  Up on the Cheviot Hills the heather glows purple in July and August and its scent fills the air evocatively. Mighty castles dominate distant horizons in a rich historical landscape just waiting to be discovered and what better way to do that, than on a Footsteps guided walk.

You can find out everything about who we are and what we do at Footsteps in Northumberland on our website. We look forward to meeting and walking with you soon on a Footsteps guided walk.

Access information

The majority of our guided walks take place off road and on foot. I acknowledge the advances in technology relating to off-road pedestrian vehicles, so do get in touch if you have any questions around access to the Northumberland countryside.

Road directions

You will be provided with information about where we start and end our Footsteps guided walks. Most walks are circular, some are linear and we use public transport sometimes to get us to the start of a walk and back to where we started. 

Public transport

The main bus service providers are the Arriva X18 and X15, the Travelsure 418 and various services operated by Borders Busses along the Border. Borders Busses also operate the 477 to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. If you require information about our local bus services, then please get in touch with me, use the Arriva app or check out the company websites.

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Monday01/01/2018Monday31/12/201809:00 - 17:00
Daily from 09:00 to 17:00.

We lead circular guided/hikes throughout the year on the Northumberland Coast, in the Northumberland National Park along the English/Scottish Border and in countryside between the two. We lead our guided walks/hikes every day of the week. Visit our website or click on the links below to see our programme,

Open all year at Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Open all year
We lead circular guided walks and hikes in Northumberland throughout the year. Individual and group rates are available.
Child / family friendly at Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Family friendly
Very young children and those in a push chair may find some of the walks too long, please ask
Dogs / pets allowed at Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Pet friendly
Dogs must be on a lead at all times on farmland and grouse moor
Guided Tours at Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Guided Tours
On foot in Northumberland with an expert and professional guide
 at Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland Tours, Tour Guides and Courses Activity Ticket booking essential
Please email or phone to book and confirm your places

Wondful walk in lovely environment

Miekelansbergen, Heemskerk, The Netherlands
Yesterday I made a daytrip walk with Patrick in the Cheviot hills of Northumberland. It was fantastic. The views were wonderful, Patrick is a very relaxed guide, who tells about history and nature and shares his passion for the environment. The heather is blooming, what made this trip a feast for eyes and nose. The silent area made the day complete. Bring warm clothes, it can be windy.

Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland replied: Thank you for your review. I enjoyed walking and sharing this area of Northumberland National Park with you. It was a great day, lots of wildlife and the goats were just great.

St Cuthbert's and St Oswald's Way to Lindisfarne

NickyPuss, Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Many travelers wait to cross the causeway either side of low tide to access the Island of Lindisfarne. Most drive but the few that walk following the poles across the bay have a unique experience. Wet and muddy you need he right footwear but the glorious quiet and isolation as you approach the middle is incredible.View miles across the sands in both directions and watch cars in the distance seemingly skimming the water. MUST observe the safe crossing times and aim to start and finish an hour either side of low tide. Their are safety platforms in the middle but by being sensible it is perfectly safe. We split our party so we could park on the Island with one crossing by car and walking back and the others dropped off at the land side to walk over. Meeting in the middle was great fun( collect car keys for return pick up). Highly recommended as a different walk. Flat and not strenuous.

Very highly recommended!

We walked the Harthope Valley and up The Cheviot with Patrick today and had a thoroughly enjoyable walk in an area and on hills that we would never have managed or attempted on our own. Patrick is a wonderful guide, calm and patient as well as knowledgable and friendly. He allowed us to go at our own pace and always kept an eye out to make sure we were ok without being over the top. We highly recommend Footsteps - and walking the beauty of Northumberland. Thank you so much Patrick and thanks too to Sarah your sister for her company as well. David and Linda

Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland replied: Thank you for your review. The Cheviot always offers a decent challenge and it was great to walk with you to the summit of our highest hill/mountain in Northumberland National Park.

Made an enjoyable walk into a truly memorable one

Rick V, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Having had the pleasure of Patrick guiding me for a week along Hadrians wall last August I was keen to try out one of his own walks. The pilgrims way causeway walk to holy island is a walk I have always promised myself I would do as it is one carried out by pilgrims over the last 1000 years and is quite unique in that you can do it barefoot. Patrick adds so much value to a walk with a lovely balance of history, geography and his knowledge of the natural world all delivered with humour and enthusiasm. It was an immense pleasure to renew our friendship and to find there was the inevitable great stop off for refreshments and cakes (the scone pud was terrific as was the cheese scone!!) Thanks for a truly memorable walk, I hope that next time we pass this way we can stop off and do another one.

Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland replied: Thanks for the review Rick, it was great to see you and share a walk again on the Pilgrim's Way to Lindisfarne, always a great experience.

Second visit every bit as good as the 1st

Fiona M,
Enjoyed the food and experience just as much the 2nd time. We had rack of lamb, fish curry, Pork Wellington, stuffed peppers risotto and steak. Every one was excellently cooked, presented very well and tasted second to none. Desserts were every bit as good. We said hello to Scooby the dog on the way out, the pub is dog friendly (usual rules). Have tried various restaurants and pubs over the past week and this is our favourite. Best book beforehand, can get busy.

Footsteps - Walking the Beauty of Northumberland replied: Hi Fiona, thank you for your review, but we are a guided walks business, not a restaurant, although it does sound very good.

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