Embleton and Newton Links

Important notice -

Avian flu has been confirmed on the Northumberland Coast, and sadly we are seeing dead and dying birds. If you see a dead or visibly sick bird on National Trust land please do not touch it. Please report it to the Defra helpline on 03459 335577.

Breathtaking stretch of silver sands surrounded by wildlife-rich dunes

Embleton and Newton Links

Things to see and do

Boy playing on the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland.

Summer on the Northumberland coast

There's lots to do on the Northumberland coast this summer

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.

Summer walk

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

Looking across the rocks to Dunstanburgh Castle

Craster to Low Newton coastal walk 

This walk sets foot from the fishing village of Craster, passing the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and the long sweep of Embleton Sands before reaching Low Newton by the Sea.

Newton Pool near Embleton Bay, Northumberland

Newton Pool coastal walk 

Enjoy a gentle walk alongside the Northumberland coast with plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities along the way.

Embleton bay with Dunstanbugh Castle in the distance

Visiting the Northumberland Coast with your dog 

There are lots of walking routes on the coast and your dog is welcome to join you.

Ranger tents on the beach at the Long Nanny, Northumberland Coast

Elsewhere on the Northumberland Coast 

St Aidan's Dunes at Seahouses, the lime kilns at Beadnell, the Long Nanny tern site at Beadnell Bay, Buston Links at Alnmouth, Druridge Bay.

Embleton and Newton Links

Our work

Visitors to the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland

Our work on the Northumberland Coast 

Watch a video summing up the work we do to look after some of the most special places of the beautiful North East coast.

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.

Embleton and Newton Links

Wildlife

day time Silver Y Moth feeding

Moths on the coast. 

How many species of moth may be calling the Northumberland coast their home?

Embleton bay with Dunstanbugh Castle in the distance

Embleton and Newton Links, Northumberland 

Behind the silver sands of Embleton Bay you'll find wildlife-rich dunes where a variety of wildflowers bloom, including bluebells and cowslips in May, and wild burnet roses and Northumberland's county plant, the pinky purple bloody cranesbill, later in the summer.

Sheep grazing at Dunstanburgh

Livestock on the Northumberland Coast 

Agriculture is the primary land use at Craster and over many years farming has shaped the landscape we see today. To help you enjoy the walking on offer here at Dunstanburgh we recommend you follow the Countryside Code on your visit.