Belford is an ancient village standing on the edge of the Kyloe Hills and has been in existence for some 3000 years.
The centre of the village is the market square with its cross dating to medieval times.
Once important, due to its location on the Great North Road, today Belford is a much quieter place, bypassed by the A1 trunk road several decades ago.
Belford is ideally located as a holiday base, giving easy access to the Northumberland Coast to the east, the Cheviot Hills to the west and the Scottish Borders to the north.
Belford has various interesting shops including, The Wooden Toy Shop, Craft Shop, Border Stoves and Cookers, plus the usual shops and facilities available in a large village.
During the month of August a continental market takes place in the centre of the village.
Overlooked by the magnificent 18th century Belford Hall and only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village is Belford Golf Club, a nine hole golf course which features a driving range, motorised cart hire and excellent bar facilities.
Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre has a fully qualified instructor and caters for all levels of ability.
All hacks are all off-road, including hacks to the famous St Cuthbert’s Cave.
The Northumberland Coast Path - Stage 5 - Belford to Fenwick...
This short 6 miles / 10.3 km long penultimate stage offers a change of scenery as the route heads inland through woodland and farmland, replacing the many dramatic seascapes with rugged moorland scenes.
From here on the route is shared with the St Cuthbert's Way, another popular long distance path.
When on the moors, it is well worth making the short detour to visit nearby St Cuthbert's Cave.
It is thought that the saint's body may have rested in the cave during its journey across Northumbria.
The route now enters Shiellow Wood and onto Buckton Moor, then follows woodland and fields, with the path meeting the road at Blawearie, and a short stretch down into Fenwick village.
Ordnance Survey Maps...
Official Guidebook for the Northumberland Coast Path...
Door to Door Baggage Transfer...
Baggage Transfer covering the entire route is available from Carry-Lite, details of this service can be found Here, or phone 01434 634 448 / 07976 356 459.
Belford has a variety of holiday accommodation available, including...
Two Caravan and Camping Sites, Hotel, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering.