Walking the Beauty
of Northumberland
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Welcome to Footsteps

 - walking the beauty of Northumberland

Discover so much more on a Footsteps guided walk in Northumberland

You’ll go further and you’ll never get lost, guaranteed. But don’t take our word for it, that’s what our customers say was the best part of being on a Footsteps guided walk, in this remarkable County of Northumberland.

We have outstanding natural beauty

A Footsteps guided walk can take you to the wilder side of the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We go deep into the hidden valleys and to the summits of some great hills in the Northumberland National Park. Northumberland has plenty of prehistoric landscapes and Bewick Moor is the perfect place to explore and discover some remarkable Bronze and Iron Age hillforts, the curious cup and ring rocks and a spectacular Bronze Age burial cairn. 

The English/Scottish Border country has some great walking too and the Border towns of Melrose, St. Boswells and Jedburgh mark the start and end of some popular walks. The Border Fence as it is known, does just that; it marks the historic boundary between England and Scotland, an exciting landscape to explore.

Our guided walk at St. Abbs Head on the Berwickshire Coast, where the sea cliffs rise to over three hundred feet is a complete contrast to the Northumberland Coast and a very popular Footsteps walking destination. 

We have walks for all seasons

At Footsteps, we offer guided walks throughout the year. This is because the seasons are all so very different, in Spring and Summer, the wildflowers bloom and the birds, our Summer visitors are everywhere in the fields and hedgerows. In Autumn, as the days get shorter, the skies echo to the calls of pink-footed geese arriving from their Arctic breeding grounds. Birds from the far reaches of the northern hemisphere gather on the Northumberland Coast and they'll be here for much of the Winter too.

We have amazing wildlife

On a Footsteps walk, you’ll see the best of our wildlife. We'll go looking for our elusive wild Cheviot goats in the College Valley and around Yeavering Bell .These remarkable animals thrive in the remote landscapes of Northumberland National Park. On the coast, grey seals haul out along the edges of the sand bars in Lindisfarne Bay where their calls and "singing" voices carry on the wind for those who are there to listen and hear. For a flavour of the tremendous wildlife you might see, click on the video links below for a close up look at what Northumberland has to offer. 

We have wonderful landscapes too

We have heather moors that glow purple from the end of July to the end of August. Golden beaches, blue seas and skies light up the coast and you find yourself walking further, discovering more; you never know what the next great view is going to be.

So, don’t hesitate and book a Footsteps guided walk, just click on the Walks link at the top of this page and be part of something special.


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