Time & Location
02 Jul 2022, 07:00 – 03 Jul 2022, 21:00
Farne Islands, United Kingdom
About the Event
Dash off with us for a trip to the border of England and Scotland.
First, we hike an extinct volcano, the Cheviot!
The Cheviot is the highest point in the Northumberland National Park at 815 metres. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Lake District and even, some claim, Edinburgh.
Scaling the Scottish Border, The Cheviots include vast swathes of Northumberland National Park – the least populated of all the UK’s national parks put together. Roam along lakesides, discover shrouded waterfalls and watch otters play from the riverbanks of this paradisiacal landscape.
On our last day, we visit a castle and walk along the coast side then head for a boat trip to the Farne Island where you will land for one hour to watch the island's fauna up and close. The boat trip is optional and if you prefer you can stay with me and go on an extra 2-hour adventure by the coast side or use that as free time to explore a local area.
HIKE TECHNICAL NOTE:
Total Ascent: 878 metres/2888 feet
Distance: 18 kilometres/11 miles
Length: 6 hours
Difficulty: Difficult to very difficult - some very steep ascent and descent, but no scrambling.
Catch a train to Newcastle to arrive by 10 am
The minibus will be waiting for you and we will communicate via a WhatsApp group to ensure no one gets lost.
Please come ready for our hike. You can leave things in the minibus.
10:30 am we drive to the Cheviots stopping to buy packed lunch and snacks
12:30 arrive at the start of the hike
15:00 try not to die
19:00 end hike after taking lots of pictures and breaking for rest
20:00 check in our hostel and go for dinner
9:00 drive to the coast for an easy walk and explore
11:30 head for the boat
12:00 boat departs - the boat and island trip lasts 3 hours
Optional extra walk with me instead of taking the boat
15:00 boat lands back and we depart to Newcastle to catch your train, giving us extra time in case of traffic.
17:00 catch your train back home
INCLUDED IN FEE
- Private minibus travel from Newcastle and while in Northumberland
- One night accommodation in a lovely hostel in a shared room of the same gender
- Guided hike
- Guide with you all the time during the trip
- Any assistance needed during the trip
- £45 Boat trip and Farne Island Landing - please add this at checkout. You can buy the boat trip at a later date to help split the costs for you
- Travel from London to Newcastle and back
- Anything else not above
Please buy train tickets to Newcastle Central to arrive by 10 am on Saturday and leave on Sunday after 5 pm.
Our minibus will be waiting for you at the train station.
WHAT TO BRING
This is a proper hike in a very remote location and you will need appropriate hiking gear.
- A waterproof hiking jacket
- Hiking boots or hiking shoes
- Hiking clothes or sports clothes -NO COTTON!
- Summer merino wool socks
- A backpack
- At least 1.5 litres of water
- A towel as the hostel does not provide one
You will be turned away from the hike and asked to wait at another location if you wear denim trousers, cotton trousers, wrong shoes or anything else that we find too risky for the weather conditions at the time.
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- Ticket type
Farne Island July
One ticket per personPrice£180.00
+£4.50 service fee+£4.50 service fee
- Ticket type
Farne Island Boat TripPrice£45.00
+£1.13 service fee+£1.13 service fee