Getting around Northumberland
There are various ways you can explore Northumberland without a car. You could walk, cycle or take the bus from the village
The Coast and Castles Connection Bus Service is a great way to get about
If you have arrived by car, why not leave it parked up and try some of the fabulous beach walks or bike rides
There is a bus which passes through Beadnell and visits most of the coastal villages and main towns along the Northumberland Coast. We have provided bus timetables in the properties for you to use. One of the great advantages to the bus service is that you can walk parts of the Northumberland Coastal path each day and return by bus to rest those weary legs
Planning your Journey
The main bus route along the coast is from Alnwick to Berwick-upon-Tweed or Belford. This route passes through Longhoughton, Howick (418 only), Craster, Embleton, High Newton-by-the-Sea (418 only), Beadnell, Seahouses and Bamburgh. To plan your bus journeys consult the timetable available in the huts or check out Traveline
The coastal route is served by the Arriva Coast and Castles Connection X18(Newcastle to Berwick-upon-Tweed or Belford) and the Travelsure 418 (Alnwick to Belford service) providing virtually an hourly service in each direction during the summer months.
The southern part of the coastal route is also served by the Arriva Coast and Castles Connection X18 (Newcastle-Berwick-upon-Tweed/Belford) and Arriva X20 (Newcastle-Alnwick via Amble and Ashington) services.
This route connects Amble with Alnwick via Warkworth, Alnmouth (X18 only), Alnmouth Railway Station (X20 only) and Lesbury with a twice-hourly daytime service.
Each hut has a secure cycle shed where you can store your own bikes or if you want to hire a bike there are several options and the bikes can be delivered directly to you. We have also provided a large map of Northumberland with all the cycle routes available, ranging from circular routes to the coast and castle route.
Cycle Northumberland is a one stop shop for all things bikes – you can search for cycle hire shops, cafe and repairs shops all on one site, but here are a few local hire places for you to see
Boards and Bikes is approx 500 yards up the road, in Swinhoe, from the huts and I would recommend pre booking before you arrive
The Bike Shop located in Alnwick also have electric bikes to hire if you want a more leisurely pace
Eco Cycle Hire is based in Hexham and is idea to explore the Northumberland National park or the Sandstone Way