Britain’s Favourite Walks: The best from North East England

Coastal walks, an amble to one of the most impressive waterfalls in England and a National Trail steeped in history, the walks featured in the North East in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 did not disappoint.

Here are some of our favourites. Complete with walk descriptions, step-by-step instructions and maps, there’s everything you need to head out and walk the routes yourself.

They’re all free to view and come with printable OS maps – just register on our website to get started. And if you like these routes, there are thousands more to enjoy if you become a member.

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Embleton Bay, Northumberland

From Craster, this route winds around Embleton Bay. The focal point of this route is the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, which prominently stand over one of the emptiest, most beautiful stretches of the Northumberland coast. 

High and Low Force, Upper Teesdale

This walk in Upper Teesdale takes you past two waterfalls including High Force, one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. Watch the River Tees drop 21m from Whin Sill Rock to the plunge pool below. 

Seaham, County Durham

This linear coastal walk shows off one of England’s forgotten corners, once known for its coal. The route from Seaham to Crimdon is undoubtedly a post-industrial landscape, yet infinitely varied and eerily beautiful. 
   

Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

Starting at Housesteads, Britain’s most intact Roman fort, this walk showcases the most dramatic stretch of Hadrian’s Wall. As you stride along the ramparts and you’ll be treading in the footsteps of legionnaires.

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