Stroll to Dunstanburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast
Visit Alnwick Castle and its Alnwick Garden
Explore all the Northumberland Heritage Coast
Enjoy many activities, such as walking, cycling, bird-watching and golf
Proctor's Stead is ideally situated as a base for your holiday, whether it is for a week or just a couple of days. To the south is situated Alnmouth and Warkworth, and to the north you can find Newton, Beadnell, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and Berwick upon Tweed; inland you can visit Alnwick, Rothbury and Wooler.
Near Proctor's Stead
Take advantage of the footpaths that lead you from Proctor's Stead to Dunstanburgh Castle - a wonderful walk, hardly touching on the roadway at all. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the heughs - walking further takes you to the harbour village of Craster (location for ITV's 'Distant Shores') where you can sample the famous Craster Kippers. Continue along the shoreline enjoying the views, ending up past the Castle and reaching Embleton Bay!! If you can manage it, walk all the way up to Seahouses or Bamburgh and then catch the bus back. Or do it in reverse, bus there and walk back!
Alnwick & Northumberland
Our particular part of Northumberland, known as the Heritage Coast or the Secret Kingdom, is renowned for its numerous castles, excellent beaches and diverse picturesque scenery.
Our wonderful coastline offers endless opportunities for guests who are keen walkers. We have a small supply of maps and books that are available for use and we are happy to suggest routes. Should you happen to get wet, we can dry you out!
Along with many other activities, this is also an ideal area for cyclists (with numerous well sign-posted cycleways), bird-watchers and golfers. There are numerous golf courses within a 15 mile radius. If you wish to bring bicycles, we can offer secure storage for them.
(Location photography by Graeme Peacock)