Warkworth To Alnmouth
10km Warkworth Northumberland

Warkworth To Alnmouth Walk

Warkworth, Northumberland

A wander from Warkworth to Alnmouth up the coastal path and then a return via the beach visiting St Cuthbert's Cross and Mortuary Chapel on Church Hill.

Distance - 10km (6 miles)

Ascent - 64m

Duration - Approx 2 hours

Terrain - A mixture of gravel and then grassy paths on the coastal route and then sandy beach on the return.

Parking - A large car park on the beach road just on the outskirts of the village. View Parking Map

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If you've already visited Warkworth Castle and are ready to stretch your legs then a beautiful little wander up the coast awaits you to the picturesque village of Alnmouth. Parking in Warkworth itself can be a bit of a struggle, however there are a few car parks near the beach so we start our walk from here.

From the car park, simply head north and pick up the route for the coastal path towards Alnmouth.

After 1km the path heads right towards the coast and you are treated to your first view of the amazing Northumberland coastline.

This little rocky outcrop is called Birling Carrs and fingers crossed the tide is still out when we return.

We're now heading on to the dunes as we make our way towards Alnmouth.

More lovely views over the coastline as we follow the path over the dunes.

We spy a little ruined farm building as we leave the dunes.

When you arrive at this sign you want to just follow the path straight ahead.

And there is Church Hill in the distance so just follow the track right up to it.

A curious little structure at the foot of the hill.

Then we arrive at Mortuary Chapel which was built around 1870 as part of a plan to reopen a cemetery on Church Hill.

Follow the path around the chapel to the top of the hill and you will easily find St Cuthbert's Cross which is said to be the location where St Cuthbert agreed to become Bishop of Lindisfarne when petitioned by the king.

From the top of the hill you get fine views of Alnmouth over the estuary of the River Aln and can also make out the Ferryman's Hut!

We head down from the hill onto the beach and follow the estuary towards the sea.

As it's a bit of a walk to get to this beach from both Alnmouth and Warkworth, then you will probably find you have the place to yourself.

We're back at Birling Carrs now and looks like the tide has come in a bit.

Hopefully will be able to squeeze through those rocks without getting our feet wet.

Safely over with dry feet. If the tide is in, then you can just follow the path up towards the caravan site and back on to the coastal route before heading back down onto the beach.

Back along the beach and continue our wander passing the huge row of anti-tank concrete blocks.

Then simply look out for the post with the life ring and exit the beach here and follow the path back to the car park.

A lovely little jaunt for a couple of hours and you might not even meet another soul on the way.

Where to Park For Warkworth To Alnmouth

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A large car park on the beach road just on the outskirts of the village.

Fabulous Places On This Walk

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Mortuary Chapel
Mortuary Chapel
Religious Place Alnmouth Northumberland

Ruined chapel on west side of Church Hill.

St Cuthbert's Cross
St Cuthbert's Cross
Religious Place Alnmouth Northumberland

Said to be the location where St Cuthbert agreed to become Bishop of Lindisfarne when petitioned by the king.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Warkworth Castle
Castle Warkworth Northumberland

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Warkworth Hermitage
Religious Place Warkworth Northumberland

A 14th century Hermitage carved out of the bedrock on the River Coquet.

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