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The Way of the Sea – Bitesize Walk Three

Amble Marina

Warrior Earls, Wildlife Watching and Charming Seaside Towns.        

Distance: 4-6 miles  

Start: Warkworth village  (public bus, car or bike)

Route: Warkworth – River Coquet – Amble – Low Hauxley – Hauxley Nature Reserve

Finish: Hauxley Nature Reserve  

In a nutshell:   

Rivers carry their own stories and the River Coquet more than most.  Its salmon-bearing waters flow from the Cheviot Hills through the remote landscape of Northumberland National Park to journey’s end at Amble.

At Warkworth the river carves a horseshoe loop creating a narrow neck of land perfectly suited to castle building.   Even as a ruin, Warkworth Castle conveys the power of the mighty medieval Percy family, warrior Earls of Northumberland.   In his history play “Henry IV” William Shakespeare describes the castle as “a worm eaten hold of ragged stone”.  

At charming Amble the River Coquet serenely slips into the ocean. Offshore is the bird sanctuary of Coquet Island home (in summer months) to 90% of the UK’s population of Roseate Terns. And south of Amble is the seaboard township of Hauxley, one of the best wildlife-watching spots on the Northumberland coast with extensive views across Druridge Bay.

Why not visit:

  •  The Church of St Lawrence, Warkworth
  • Amble Harbour Village, Amble - seafood centre, craftshops and restaurants.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Amble Marina
    NE65 0YP


    +44 (0) 1665 712168

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
St Lawrences Church (55.34913,-1.61245)Amble Harbour & Marina (55.33551,-1.58416)2.11
Amble Harbour & Marina (55.33551,-1.58416)Hauxley Nature Reserve (55.3154,-1.55667)2.55
Hauxley Nature Reserve (55.3154,-1.55667)Warkworth Castle (55.34493,-1.6117)4.31
Total Distance *8.98 miles
Estimated Journey Time17 minutes

* Approximate distance by road