Easter Bank Holiday DIY Weekend in Berwick upon Tweed – Pilgrims Way Walk ***Places must be booked by 31st Dec***

2019-04-19 14:00:00 2019-04-19 :00 Europe/London Easter Bank Holiday DIY Weekend in Berwick upon Tweed – Pilgrims Way Walk ***Places must be booked by 31st Dec***

This is a DIY bank holiday weekend in Berwick upon Tweed which is on the East coast, at the very top of Northumberland, only 3 miles from the border with Scotland.

Weekends away with the group are a great way to get away from it all and explore an area, while having fun and getting to know your fellow Take A Hikers a little better.

Below is the provisional plan which is subject to change, depending on the level of take-up, public transport (it’s a bank holiday weekend) and weather conditions.

Everything on the plan is optional 🙂 You may prefer to use Berwick as your base and jump on the train for a day trip to Edinburgh, or travel down the coast to visit one of Northumberland’s amazing castles, or visit the Cheviot Hills, for example. Maybe you have an alternative walk you would like to lead.

NB Places for the Pilgrims Way Walk are limited and must be booked by 31st December. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Day 1: Good Friday 19th April

Afternoon walk: Easy 2-3 hours around the town centre taking in parts of the Lowry Trail and historic features of Berwick, hopefully with the opportunity for mid-way refreshments at a teashop/pub depending on what’s open. The trail identifies the sites of many of Lowry’s finest paintings and drawings of the town. http://images.visitberwick.com/routes/lowry-trail/lowry-leaflet.pdf

Individuals will need to organise their own evening meal. The group will meet later on in a pub/bar for drinks.

Day 2: Saturday 20th April

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island – This is a 3 mile (2 hour) linear walk across the sea bed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) at low tide with an experienced guide

We will car-share to the starting point for the walk to Holy Island which needs to set off promptly at 9am. Allow 30 mins to get to the start of the walk which is a short drive down the A1. The cost will be c£6.50 per person (slightly more if there are less than 10 of us). Places must be booked in advance. We will be following in the footsteps of St Aiden and St Cuthbert. Our guide will cover the history of the famous celtic priory en route. The walk will be very wet/muddy underfoot – see link below for more info. We will have a couple of hours on the island and will then need to catch a bus back to the meeting point…before the tide comes in!

http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/pilgrims-way/

Group evening meal in a pub/restaurant in Berwick. Places must be booked in advance.

Day 3: Sunday 21st April

Eyemouth (in Scotland) to Berwick upon Tweed – 12 miles –(linear walk subject to public transport/car sharing). We will transport ourselves to Eyemouth and walk along the coastline back to Berwick. This route is the final stage of the Berwickshire Coastal Path.

Group evening meal in a pub/restaurant in Berwick. Places must be booked in advance.

Day 4: Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April

The plan for the Monday will be determined nearer the time by those attending.

Accommodation:

You are free to book whatever accommodation you like (this is the DIY aspect of the weekend). Susan is staying in the Youth Hostel (details below). There are various other options in the town or nearby if you prefer. When you have booked your own accommodation please ensure you let Susan know you are going, at least a month before the event, so that she can include you in the plans and keep you informed.

Berwick Youth Hostel is close to the town centre. Rooms are ensuite. Beds are generally bunks. Hot and cold buffet breakfast is available and can be ordered when you book your bed with the YHA (10% off breakfast if you book online). The hostel has a small self-catering kitchen so you can make your own meals/packed lunches if you wish to. There is also a lively café/bistro, free wifi and an art gallery. Parking is available on site. The hostel is less than a mile from Berwick train station.

https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-berwick#overview

Things to do in/near Berwick upon Tweed:

https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/berwick-upon-tweed

Things to do in Northumberland:

https://www.visitnorthumberland.com

This weekend away is available to Ramblers members only. Please include your membership number when you contact Susan.

To book your place for the Pilgrims Way Walk and/or group evening meal(s) and/or to just let Susan know you have booked your own accommodation, please send an email to  SusanW1lk1nson@msn.com ASAP 😀

Looking forward to it!

55.76795689999999,-2.004612100000031 Susan Wilkinson susanw1lk1nson@msn.com
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Friday 19 April, 2019
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This is a DIY bank holiday weekend in Berwick upon Tweed which is on the East coast, at the very top of Northumberland, only 3 miles from the border with Scotland.

Weekends away with the group are a great way to get away from it all and explore an area, while having fun and getting to know your fellow Take A Hikers a little better.

Below is the provisional plan which is subject to change, depending on the level of take-up, public transport (it’s a bank holiday weekend) and weather conditions.

Everything on the plan is optional 🙂 You may prefer to use Berwick as your base and jump on the train for a day trip to Edinburgh, or travel down the coast to visit one of Northumberland’s amazing castles, or visit the Cheviot Hills, for example. Maybe you have an alternative walk you would like to lead.

NB Places for the Pilgrims Way Walk are limited and must be booked by 31st December. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Day 1: Good Friday 19th April

Afternoon walk: Easy 2-3 hours around the town centre taking in parts of the Lowry Trail and historic features of Berwick, hopefully with the opportunity for mid-way refreshments at a teashop/pub depending on what’s open. The trail identifies the sites of many of Lowry’s finest paintings and drawings of the town. http://images.visitberwick.com/routes/lowry-trail/lowry-leaflet.pdf

Individuals will need to organise their own evening meal. The group will meet later on in a pub/bar for drinks.

Day 2: Saturday 20th April

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island – This is a 3 mile (2 hour) linear walk across the sea bed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) at low tide with an experienced guide

We will car-share to the starting point for the walk to Holy Island which needs to set off promptly at 9am. Allow 30 mins to get to the start of the walk which is a short drive down the A1. The cost will be c£6.50 per person (slightly more if there are less than 10 of us). Places must be booked in advance. We will be following in the footsteps of St Aiden and St Cuthbert. Our guide will cover the history of the famous celtic priory en route. The walk will be very wet/muddy underfoot – see link below for more info. We will have a couple of hours on the island and will then need to catch a bus back to the meeting point…before the tide comes in!

http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/pilgrims-way/

Group evening meal in a pub/restaurant in Berwick. Places must be booked in advance.

Day 3: Sunday 21st April

Eyemouth (in Scotland) to Berwick upon Tweed – 12 miles –(linear walk subject to public transport/car sharing). We will transport ourselves to Eyemouth and walk along the coastline back to Berwick. This route is the final stage of the Berwickshire Coastal Path.

Group evening meal in a pub/restaurant in Berwick. Places must be booked in advance.

Day 4: Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April

The plan for the Monday will be determined nearer the time by those attending.

Accommodation:

You are free to book whatever accommodation you like (this is the DIY aspect of the weekend). Susan is staying in the Youth Hostel (details below). There are various other options in the town or nearby if you prefer. When you have booked your own accommodation please ensure you let Susan know you are going, at least a month before the event, so that she can include you in the plans and keep you informed.

Berwick Youth Hostel is close to the town centre. Rooms are ensuite. Beds are generally bunks. Hot and cold buffet breakfast is available and can be ordered when you book your bed with the YHA (10% off breakfast if you book online). The hostel has a small self-catering kitchen so you can make your own meals/packed lunches if you wish to. There is also a lively café/bistro, free wifi and an art gallery. Parking is available on site. The hostel is less than a mile from Berwick train station.

https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-berwick#overview

Things to do in/near Berwick upon Tweed:

https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/berwick-upon-tweed

Things to do in Northumberland:

https://www.visitnorthumberland.com

This weekend away is available to Ramblers members only. Please include your membership number when you contact Susan.

To book your place for the Pilgrims Way Walk and/or group evening meal(s) and/or to just let Susan know you have booked your own accommodation, please send an email to  SusanW1lk1nson@msn.com ASAP 😀

Looking forward to it!

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Easter Bank Holiday DIY Weekend in Berwick upon Tweed – Pilgrims Way Walk ***Places must be booked by 31st Dec***

Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

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