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Embleton Bay, Northumberland - Castles and Kippers

Difficulty Moderate

Walking time 3 hours 45 minutes

Length 12.4km / 7.7mi

Route developer: Walk Britain

Route checker: Rucksack Rose

Start location Craster Tourist Information Centre, NE66 3TW
Route Summary Circular Craster to Low Newton by- the-Sea, via Dunstanburgh Castle. Gentle coastal paths crossing low cliffs, sandy beaches and dunes. Some muddy stretches. Magnificent Castle and beach; Craster and its famous kippers; Newton Pool Nature Reserve.
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1 review
Overall rating:
Jun 13, 2018
conorob
(1 reviews)
Stunning views, dominated by Dunstanburgh (if you walk towards it) and perfect for those who enjoy a good pint (The Ship at Newton or The Jolly Fisherman at Craster) and/or a bit of history (Dunstanburgh, English Heritage site). Kittiwakes and Razorbills nest in abundance on tthe cliff face at Dunstanburgh during June/July. We walked the opposite way - towards the castle from Craster, over the dunes towards Newton Ponds and back along the beach towards Dunstanburgh, then completing the figure of 8 along the escarpment. That way you get the best views towards the imposing 14th century ruins of Dunstanburgh which is spectacular, just as the architect intended.
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