Northumberland is blessed with beautiful coastlines with spectacular castles and great for dog walks. With the iconic Hadrian’s Wall running through it there is a lot on offer for dog walks in Northumberland. Here are some of our favourites.

Northumberland Dog walk from Beadnell to Bamburgh Castle

Beadnell is a small village with a lovely sandy beach and dunes to explore. This walk takes in the Northumberland coastline for approx. 4 miles all the way to Bamburgh. Viewers of The Last Kingdom TV series, then you will recognise this as Bebbanburg where the Saxons fought the Vikings.

The walk takes you along the beach from Beadnell until you get to Seahouses. As you enter Seahouses will pick up a well-trodden footpath through the town and along the coastline and harbourside. If you want to stop for food, we recommend The Black Swan Inn.

On the other side of Seahouses you will join Bamburgh beach. Looking to your right you should get good views of the Farne Islands. 

The Castle is dog friendly and worth a visit. With great views out to sea Bamburgh Castle is worth a visit. In Bamburgh itself you can stop for coffee at Wyndenwell. If return journey to Beadnell seems onerous then you can always jump on a bus at Bamburgh!

Dunstanburgh Castle

This walk takes you up to the iconic Dunstanburgh Castle with it twin towered keep. Start in Craster by parking in the Quarry Car Park towards the harbour. Follow the coastal path towards Dunstanburgh Castle. Pass through some fields where there may be livestock so keep your dog under control. 

This walk with give you great views off the coast and stunning views of the castle as you head up towards it. Refreshments and toilets are available at the castle. After visiting the castle, carry on a little further to Embleton Bay where you dog can have a good run around. Once exhausted return to Craster via the coastal path. In Craster you can always stop for a pint or some fish and chips at The Jolly Fisherman.


An interesting dog walk in Northumberland is the National Trust at Cragside. There are extensive gardens to walk around (40 miles of footpaths!) and all are dog friendly (on a lead at all times). Dog water is available and your furry friend can also join you at the tearoom.

There was a small coffee van towards the lakes on the day we visited. There is much to explore, recommend including the gorge and the lakes in your walk.  

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is approx. 80 miles long as a path which we didn’t walk! We parked at Steel Rigg Car Park and walked East to the wall. You will take in stunning scenery; we passed the famous Sycamore Gap prior to its vandalism so feel extremely lucky to have seen it. 

You will also walk alongside Crag Lough a stunning lake. Just after lake we turned left to make it a circular walk back to Steel Rigg car park. This circular dog walk is approx. 3.5 miles and takes in some of the iconic sites of Hadrian’s wall.

For refreshments drive a very short distance to The Sill Visitor Centre although be aware dogs are only allowed outside and not within the building.

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