In this series of Ramblings, Clare Balding visits some of the most beautiful places in the UK to show that whatever age or stage of life you are at, walking has something to offer everyone.
30 November 2007
This week Clare walks the Northumberland coastal path with Jonathan Manning, editor of Country Walking Magazine.
Clare meets Jonathan Manning, editor of Country Walking Magazine, and discusses what knowledge and equipment you need to get started as a walker. It's not about dressing to go to the Himalayas or being able to navigate across the desert, just some simple tips about how to make your day out smoother and safer.
The route follows Northumberland's scenic coastal path, north from Longhoughton, 40 miles North of Newcastle upon Tyne . It passes a Bathing House at Howick, the lovely fishing village of Craster and the atmospheric ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
Map: OS Explorer 332 (Alnwick and Amble) and 340 Start: Car Park near Howdiemont Sands, East of Longhoughton Start Grid Ref: 262157 (sheet 332) End Grid Ref: 231226 (sheet 340) Distance: 6 miles Terrain: Good footpaths all the way; easy to follow. Not too much up and down Suitable for: All walkers
By road to Car Park near Howdiemont Sands. Walk Northwards along the coastal path to Embleton bay