New routes for runners on north Northumberland coast

Exercising on the Northumberland coast.
Exercising on the Northumberland coast.

The National Trust and Active Northumberland have joined forces to create three new running routes on the north Northumberland Coast.

The signposted routes are fixed distance and easy to follow, put in place to encourage more people to get outdoors and get active.

Starting from Low Newton-by-the-Sea, Craster and Dunstan Steads, the routes give runners the opportunity to escape the pavements, swapping tarmac for coastal footpaths.

“These new routes will take runners through some of my favourite spots on the Northumberland coast,” said Kate Bradshaw, one of the National Trust rangers for the area.

“Whether running, jogging or walking we want to encourage as many people as possible to explore and enjoy our wonderful coastline.”

The routes are different lengths – three miles, two miles and one mile – and are designed to be used by runners of all abilities.

Each route has a clearly-marked start and finish and Run England 3-2-1 arrows signpost the route.

Launch events for each route will take place during April and May.

The 3-2-1 project is part of Run England’s plan to make it easier for anyone to get running. Jane Hardy, from Active Northumberland, said: “You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the routes. They are for everybody, no matter what your speed or running experience.”

For more details of the launch events, visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/embleton-and-newton-links or call 01665 576874.