Activities

Around the Estate

Walking

There are a number of public footpaths around the estate (although as a working farm we will have livestock at some times of year in various fields). There are also farm tracks and walks suggested to you in the information folder.

Cycling

The quiet roads make this an excellent area to cycle and the National Cycle Route 1 goes through the middle of the estate. ‘The Bike Shop Alnwick’ is a local business who can help with all your hire, service and repair requirements. They can deliver directly to you at Brunton and stock bikes (including electric!), trailers and all safety accessories.

Contact Adam on 07599 350 000 or via http://thebikeshopalnwick.co.uk/.

Fishing

This is possible on the lake below the mill and in the Brunton burn that runs down to the sea (please telephone the Brunton House & Cottages office first (01665 589 120).

Riding

Bring your own horse to ride on the many bridle paths and beaches. There is a livery yard on the estate that welcomes visitors. Also, there are stables beside the house and fields nearby. Information on horses.

Birdwatching

This is understandably a renowned location with a wide variety of woodland, farmland and coastal birds.

Around Northumberland

Cycling

Brunton is an excellent base for a cycling holiday on the Northumberland Coast. The National Cycle ‘Castles and Coast’ Route 1 passes through the middle of the estate and there are many beaches and castles within easy reach.

There are cycle maps in the House box file and lock-ups available if required. Please contact the office on 01665 589120 between 09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday.
‘The Bike Shop Alnwick’ is a local business who can help with all your hire, service and repair requirements. They can deliver directly to you at Brunton and stock bikes (including electric!), trailers and all safety accessories.

Contact Adam on 07599 350 000 or via http://thebikeshopalnwick.co.uk/.

Golf

The Northumberland coast has some wonderful unspoilt courses that match the best north of the border. We highly recommend:

Dunstanburgh Castle (3 miles) – www.dunstanburgh.com – the local links course.

Goswick (22 miles) – www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk – a British open qualifier, one of the finest links courses in the country.

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Bamburgh (10 miles) – www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk – one of the most scenic in Britain.

Foxton (9 miles) – www.alnmouthgolfclub.com – 01665 830 231 parkland course overlooking the sea.

Walking

Footsteps Northumberland – http://footstepsnorthumberland.co.uk/ – 07847 506399.

Shepherds Walks – http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/ – 01669 621044 – guided walks by Northumberland hill shepherd Jon Monks and a team who live and work in the countryside and region.

Watersports

Active 4 Seasons – http://www.facebook.com/Active4Seasons/ – 07941 450064.

Adventure Northumberland – based in Alnwick they organise rock climbing, kayaking, coasteering, abseiling, surfing – http://www.adventurenorthumberland.co.uk – 01665 602 925
Amble Marina – on the river Coquet.

Beadnell – Beadnell Bay is the only west facing harbour on the east coast, therefore an excellent bay for windsurfing, kite surfing etc with lots of other activities taking place from there:

• Diving and snorkelling clubs
• Beadnell Sailing Club

Boards and Bikes – http://www.boardsandbikes.co.uk – 07563 040195.

Coquet Shorebase Trust, Amble – http://www.coquetshorebase.org.uk 01665 710367 – lessons and activities including Coquet Estuary Canoe and Kayak tours, windsurfing and dinghy sailing.

Northside Surf School – http://www.northside-surf-school.co.uk/ – 01665 713146