Where is this walk?

A short walk at Berwick

April 26, 2024

Cliffs, beaches, a golf course and beautiful views are so easy to do on a short walk from Berwick. The coastal scenery and historical context are the two things which makes the town so important. The walk includes the beach and cliffs of Fisherman’s Haven.

The Walk

Most visitors to Berwick visit the pleasant town and take the impressive 1 mile walk around the old city walls. The city may have swapped between England and Scotland on up to 16 occasions and even today it lies within the English border but the football team plays in Scotland! However a more enjoyable walk than the city walls which showcases the town’s attraction heads to the coast from the main car park.

On arrival at the coast drop down in to the bay of Fisherman’s Haven. More reminiscent of the smaller bays in Cornwall than further south on the Northumbrian Coast it clearly provided a safe have for vessels of the past. Asteep climb from the north end of the bay brings you to a holiday park. The caravans are perched on the edge of the cliffs, some dramatically so but there is a pleasant walk between them and the cliff edge. This is particularly so at Sharpers’ Head.

It is possible to continue north up the Coastal Path but I returned to the car park through Magdalene Fields, a fine links golf course retaining the impressive views to the north.


A great initiative from Northumberland County council ensures the parking is free to disc holders. Get one!

Navigation Tips on the short walk from Berwick

On any visit to a town there are a multitude of options for walks. Look carefully at your map to see where looks best for you. I simply chose the coast1

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