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Howick to Craster Coastal Walk
We started this walk from the corner of the road between Howick and Craster at Sea Houses on the coast.
The route we followed took us along the cliffs past Cullernose Point to Craster. We returned along the same route, although we could have returned inland via the road and other footpaths.
Distance - Approx 5 miles
Parking - Roadside
Toilets - Craster
1) From the parking place we walked along the footpath / track to the coast. This brought us to the sea at the Bathing House Cottage and Rumbling Kern.
At this point we detoured along to the small beach and cliffs at Rumbling Kern to take some photos.
2) From the cottage we walked north along the coastal footpath with views of the cliffs at Cullernose Point ahead.
3) After a short distance the footpath meets the Howick to Craster road at a small parking place. Here we went down the slippery path to the rocks below to take some photos. Note - this path could be dangerous at times.
4) After returning from the rocks we continued along the cliff-top footpath with the ever increasing noise of sea birds.
5) The birds build their nests on any available space on the cliffs and can be seen perched in rows along the cliffs.
6) Further along the path we reached a seat with great views of Cullernose Point where the cliffs sloped down to the sea.
7) From here we followed the path up above Cullernose Point where more birds were perched on the cliffs.
8) We then walked down the sloping path which turns north again just above the rocks on the sea shore.
9) As we walked along this path we could see Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance.
10) The path turned inland around a rocky inlet and this followed the perimeter of some houses before reaching a playing field in Craster Village.
11) From here we stayed on the footpath above the shore towards Craster Harbour, a short distance further on.
12) When we reached the harbour we stopped to take photos and have lunch.
13) We returned along the same path back to Howick, although an alternative route would have been to follow inland paths and road to Howick.