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Seahouses is a large village on the North Northumberland coast in England. It is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Alnwick, within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Seahouses attracts many visitors, mainly from the north east area. However national and international tourists often come to Seahouses whilst visiting the Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Coast and the Farne Islands. Seahouses also has a working fishing port, which also serves the tourist trade, being the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands. From shops in the town and booths along the harbour, several boat companies operate, offering various packages which may include inter alia landing on at least one Farne, seeing seals and seabirds, and hearing a commentary on the islands and the Grace Darling story or scuba diving on the many Farne Islands wrecks. Grace Darling’s brother is buried in the cemetery at North Sunderland. He died in 1903, aged 84. The current Seahouses lifeboat bears the name Grace Darling.

The Seahouses Festival is an annual cultural event which began in 1999 as a small sea shanty festival. After a significant European funding grant from the Leader+ programme, in 2005, it has grown into a more broadly based cultural celebration.

The fish processing factory in Seahouses is one of the places where the practice of kippering herrings is said to have originated. There are claims that kippers were first created in Seahouses in the 1800s, and they are still produced locally to this day.

Between 1898 and 1951, Seahouses was the north-eastern terminus of the North Sunderland Railway. Independent until its final closure, it formed a standard gauge rail link between the village and Chathill Station on the East Coast Main Line. The site of Seahouses station is now the town car park and the trackbed between village and North Sunderland is a public footpath.

Berwick to Seahouses Saturday 21 May 2011

Aycliffe Fell Walking Club – Berwick to Seahouses Saturday 21 May 2011

This is a reminder of the next walk and to provide you with the information sheet. Instructions for booking your place are on the sheet which is attached. I have also attached a link to the Northumberland Coast Path maps and Travelsure bus timetable websites should you need them.

I would also like to extend a warm welcome to those people who visited the AFWC stand at the Aycliffe Community Fair and enquired about or joined the club there. I look forward to seeing you on some of the future walks.

Best wishes,


Information Sheet : Berwick to Seahouses

Maps – Northumberland Coastal Path

Bus Timetables


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