Walk to the top of the county

Berwick Walking Festival
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Walk from the top of the county to the sea at this year’s Berwick Walking Festival.

Berwick is gearing up for the third walking festival which starts this weekend and covers numerous walks across the area.

A guided walk from the summit of Cheviot – the highest point in Northumberland to the North Sea will be the highlight of this year’s Berwick Walking Festival. The walk will split over four days taking in the College Valley, Flodden, Etal, Norham and the Tweed Valley.

Jon Monks, from Shepherd’s Walks who organise the event, said “This will be a truly unique opportunity – a walk taking in all that North Northumberland has to offer from mountain top to the North Sea via beautiful valleys, ancient rock art. The Berwick upon Tweed Walking Festival has exceeded all expectations to date and it is great to speak to people who are coming from all over the country who are booking onto the walks.”

To complement this great series of walks there will also be a number of other day walks at Holy Island, Belford and Bamburgh – there is something for everybody.

Running until Tuesday, the festival starts on Saturday with the Top to Sea, part 1 – Cheviot to Kirknewton – walk followed by the Holy Island Circle, which is fully booked. On Sunday it is Top to Sea, part two, Kirknewton to Etal and Belford Figure of Eight.

On Monday there is the Top to Sea, part three, Etal to Norham as well as the Whinstone Walk – Bamburgh.

On the final day of the festival there is the culmination in the top to sea walk with part four from Norham to Berwick upon Tweed.

The Berwick Walking Festival is supported by Berwick Town Council and aims to bring visitors from across the country to stay in Berwick-upon-Tweed and walk in the surrounding stunning countryside.

For more about the festival or to book a walk visit shepherdswalks.co.uk