The Perfect Location for exploring Northumberland
Northumberland is a county of big adventures, breathtaking beauty and unlimited possibilities, the only problem is where to start? Actually that’s obvious Radcliffes Lodge of course…
Amble is known as the “Friendliest Port” and Radcliffes Lodge is the “Friendliest Hostel”. We are family friendly, dog friendly, group friendly, biker friendly, hiker friendly, cycle friendly and of course age friendly, but don’t just take our word for it, read our reviews and see for yourself.
With so much to do in this sparsely populated county you need more than one trip here but thats ok as we reward our returning guests who book direct with a loyalty discount. So lets look at what you could get up to! You could discover unspoilt beaches, historical sites to take you back through time, vast landscapes to explore, and wildlife to make you go ‘aw’. Countless Northumberland castles jostle for attention – ‘proper’ castles with battlements and portcullises, ghostly ruins guarding endless sandy beaches, and ones that echo with ancient footsteps.
There is a plethora of things to do in Northumberland for history fans, hikers, bikers and romantics.
Walking in Northumberland
Northumberland is one big bundle of paths and routes just waiting to be explored and with over 700 miles of footpaths and rights of way, Northumberland National Park can keep every pair of boots or trainers happy.
This landscape is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. There’s ample opportunities to amble across the county, miles of stunning coastline to wander along, picturesque National Park trails to follow, and a wealth of fascinating history to discover.
Also home to several long distance walking routes, the Northumberland Coastal Path, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way should you want more than just a day walk. Transport can be arranged for anyone wanting to do longer one way day walks to or from Radcliffes Lodge or we can arrange baggage transfers if you are doing a multi day walk.
Why not look at our Komoot Page (link) to get some inspiration from a stroll into Warkworth or the rolling hills of the Cheviots. We also sell maps and guide books to help with you planning.
Our quiet roads and dramatic scenery make Northumberland perfect for family day rides, road cycling or off-road on miles of bridleways and tracks.. and your pride and joy will be safe in our secure bike store.
Surf, swim, SUP or just splash it is so easy to enjoy Northumberlands miles of coastline and rivers….and everything will be dried in our drying room ready to do it all again the next day.
Fishing & Birding
Anglers will love our miles of beaches or pristine rivers and who doesn’t fall in love with puffins….you can actually bird watch from our lounge whilst enjoying a cuppa.
Northumberland has a huge range of golf courses from links courses on the coast with beautiful views of beaches and Castles, to courses in the stunning countryside.
There really is something for every golfer here, no matter what skill level or experience. We can help you put together your perfect golf tour, whether you want 1 room for 2 people or the whole lodge for up to 50 guests. Radcliffes Lodge is the perfect base to access 12 local courses.
Should you wish to enjoy The 19th Hole after your game, we can arrange transport to and from the Lodge, or return to our beautiful lounge and enjoy a drink or 2 overlooking Amble Marina whilst continuing the days banter!
We can also help book you into one of Amble’s restaurants or pubs for your evening meal, or perhaps you would prefer to cook together in our kitchen, or share a take away. There is so much flexibility to staying at a Hostel compared to a Hotel.