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Northumberland County Walk
Howick & Cullernose Point from Craster

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km    Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Time - 2 hours 30 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference NU256197
Lat 55.470466 // Long -1.596616
Postcode NE66 3TW (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Howick & Cullernose Point from Craster
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Famous for its kippers, Craster is a small "working" fishing village north of Alnmouth. The start is the National Trust car-park just outside the village (grid ref NU256197) where there is also an information centre. After parking, walk to the car park exit. Just before the road take the signed footpath on your left. This climbs slightly and leads to a road (grid ref. NU251193) with Craster South Farm opposite.

Take the farm access track and follow the footpath signs through the property. The path turns half left after the last building on your right and continues along a field with the boundary on your immediate left. Continue along the path into the next field again with the boundary on your immediate left. At the end of this field you will see a small hill ahead with a trig point on its summit. This is Hips Heugh with its steep western flank.

The onward path goes to the right of Hips Heugh and bears half right across field towards some trees. Cross the small stream and join a bridleway which is followed south to reach a road and the entrance to Holwick Hall (grid ref. NU249175). Turn left along the quiet road and walk east towards the sea ignoring the lane off to the left.

Where the road bends sharp left, continue ahead on a track leading to the coastal footpath. Reaching the sea, turn left and follow the Northumberland Coast Path and St Oswald's Way back into Craster. Remember to allow time to explore the harbour and perhaps sample the local kippers before returning to the car park on the edge of the village.



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