Fri 3rd March 2023
- Tue 7th March 2023
We have been asked to offer more doggy holidays and this is our first of 2023. A winter doggy beach holiday to run free and feel the fresh sea air. This time a sandy beach on the doorstep and with our fantastic guide who was highly praised this year ‘ excellent guide - worked hard to accommodate all needs,doggy and human’ Join Brenda at the beach this winter.
Dates: Friday March 3rd to Tues March 7th 4 nights/3.5 days walking
Guide: Brenda Whisker – our guide and dog owner and dog lover
Walking Grade: 1 Goat depending on doggy fitness – with a sandy beach on the doorstep
Base: The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh, Northumberland set on the delightful village green and only 5 minutes from the beach. The nearest train stations are Alnmouth and Berwick on Tweed. Local buses or taxi’s are available for the onward trip of approx 30 minutes.
Price:£820 per dog and person inclusive of :
- Bed and Breakfast in solo occupancy ensuite rooms
- Welcome Dinner in the hotel on the 1st night
- Packed lunches on the 3 walking days
- Experienced doggy guiding.
- Hotel fee for a dog staying.
- Travel to Bamburgh
- Evening Meals after the first night. Dogs can eat in the hotel bar restaurant and there are other places in the village. Your guide will arrange with the group.
Our doggy holiday was so popular this year we are continuing with the theme of doggy beach holidays. This time we have found a hotel right near a sandy beach.
Bamburgh is a village on the coast of Northumberland. The beach was named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and we think this makes it just right for a doggy beach holiday. An expansive sandy beach ideal for stretching those doggy and human legs!
The back drop is the impressive Bamburgh Castle which is one of the most important Anglo-Saxon archaeological sites in the world and can be visited whilst you are there. Dogs are allowed on leads in the grounds but sadly not inside the castle.
Bamburgh was also the birth place of Grace Darling one of the Victorian era’s most celebrated heroines – she worked in her families lighthouse and risked her own life at aged 22 to rescue stranded survivors of a wrecked steamship. She became known internationally for her bravery and received a Gold Medal of Bravery. At only 26 she died from tuberculosis and her funeral took place at St Aidan’s church in Bamburgh.
You can hear more of her story at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh. https://rnli.org/about-us/our-history/timeline/1838-grace-darling
With plenty to see and do in the area we think this is an ideal spot for a beach doggy holiday . There are also lots of dog friendly places to take a rest and drink a cuppa or try a local brew.
Itinerary – always at the discretion of our guide who may need to change routes due to weather or unforeseen changes to paths. More detail will be provided nearer the time.
Our dogs tell us they love running free off lead so we have listened and our walks will follow the format recommended by our dog advisers. Walks will depend on the weather and may change at the discretion of our guide.
An after breakfast off lead beach run returning to the hotel for a cuppa.
A walk of 4-5 km with options to turn back
Return to the hotel with time to relax before an evening meal.
An evening beach run for those energetic dogs and humans.