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The Inn Way... to Northumberland

94 miles, 6 days, 48 pubs...

Mark Reid charts a circular route through the historical and fascinating Border Country, taking in the Cheviots, Coquet Valley and Northumberland's stunning coastline. This 94 mile walk is divided into six 'day stages' and passes 48 Northumbrian pubs along the way.


The Inn Way to NorthumberlandGuide Book

'The Inn Northumberland' by Mark Reid

ISBN: 978-1-902001-08-1, paperback, 216pp

This guidebook was first published in 2004.



Map of walk in NorthumberlandWhere does the route go?

Start / Finish: Rothbury

Stage One:
Rothbury to Warkwroth (17.5 miles)

Stage Two:
Warkworth to Embleton (15 miles)

Stage Three:
Embleton to Bamburgh (11 miles)

Stage Four:
Bamburgh to Wooler (16 miles)

Stage Five:
Wooler to Alwinton (20.5 miles)

Stage Six:
Alwinton to Rothbury (14 miles)


94 miles (151km).


How many days will it take to walk?

The Inn Northumberland is a long distance circular walk, divided into six 'day stages' ranging from 11 to 20.5 miles.


Additional Overnight Stop - Stage Five

It is possible to split Stage Five of the walk (Wooler to Alwinton) in half by staying overnight at Ingram (B&B), which is approximately a 2 mile detour off 'The Inn Way' route from Greensidehill Farm down along the road through the Breamish Valley to Ingram. This will therefore create a seven-day walk, with Stage Five divided into two walks, each of which will be approximately 12 miles in length. See Accommodation Guide for more details


How many pubs will I pass along the way?

There are 48 pubs along 'The Inn Way... to Northumberland'. Each 'day stage' is designed to include a pub at lunchtime and the Overnight Stops offer a choice of pubs and facilities, although Stage 5 from Wooler to Alwinton does not include a pub along the way as the route heads through the remote yet beautiful landscape of the Cheviot Hills.


Which Ordnance Survey Maps cover the route?

OS Explorer map OL42 'Kielder Water & Forest'
OS Explorer map OL16 'The Cheviot Hills'
OS Explorer map 332 'Alnwick & Amble'
OS Explorer map 325 'Morpeth & Blyth'
OS Explorer map 340 'Holy Island & Bamburgh'


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