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Puffins of Farne Islands and Northumberland National Park
Puffins of Farne Islands and Northumberland National Park

Sat, 02 Jul

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Farne Islands, United Kingdom

Puffins of Farne Islands and Northumberland National Park

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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.

ITINERARY

Saturday

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

Sunday

8:00 breakfast

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

FEE

£180

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

NOT INCLUDED

  • £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
  • Meals
  • Anything else not above

TRAVEL

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. 

By signing up to this trip you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Tickets

  • Farne Island July

    One ticket per person

    £180.00
    +£4.50 service fee
  • Farne Island Boat Trip

    £45.00
    +£1.13 service fee

Total

£0.00

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