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Northumberland Coast

Northumberland Coast

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Northumberland Coast

Hike details

Date: 04 Jul 2020 Registration Fee: £25
Location:
Northumberland, Alnwick Castle
Min. fundraising pledge: £250
Distance: 26 miles Terrain:Mostly flat
Hike difficulty icon Registration Fee: 25 Min. fundraising pledge: 250
Distance: 26 miles Terrain: Mostly flat

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The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the UK. Starting in the grounds of Alnwick Castle, famous for featuring in films such as Harry Potter, the route takes you past pristine beaches and through beautiful villages until reaching the finish line at Bamburgh Castle.

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The Mighty Hike experience

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As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

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Free Macmillan walking top

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A clearly marked route

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Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks

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Medical assistance

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Free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish

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Finisher's medal and bubbly

Need help with fundraising and training? We’ve got you covered.

Mighty Hikers' stories

Thank you to all the staff yesterday, the excellent food that was laid on and to all the fun people we met on the way! A memorable event that I’m privileged to have been a part of.

Carole Spencer, Northumberland Coast 2019 hiker

Carole Spencer, Northumberland Coast hiker, 2019

Logistics

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Registration

How much is the registration fee?

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The registration fee is £25 which you pay online upon completing the registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable.

How much do I have to raise?

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We ask you to pledge to raise £250 to support people living with cancer. Don’t worry we’re here to help, visit our fundraising zone for inspiration.

When do I have to sign up by?

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The deadline to register for the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike is midnight on Friday 19 June or when the event sells out.

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Team Registration

Is there a discount for teams?

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There is a 10% discount on the registration fee for teams of 5+. The discount code is generated when you complete the registration form which you need to enter in the promotional code box before proceeding to payment.

How do I register a team?

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  1. Appoint a Team Captain who will complete the first online registration. N.B. the Team Captain will receive essential information about your team registration so must be someone who can easily access their emails and is happy to coordinate the team.
  2. Make sure the Team Captain has a list of all the names and email addresses of the people in the team before registering. Once the Team Captain has completed the first online registration, each team member will receive an invitation email to complete their own online registration.
  3. The Team Captain can pay the registration fee for as many members of the team as they like or just themselves. If the Team Captain doesn’t pay your registration fee you will be asked to pay this when you complete your own registration form.
  4. On the booking form, the Team Captain will choose the start time which will be reserved for the whole team.
  5. The Team Captain will also choose their parking and shuttle arrangements; however, this does not apply to the whole team. Each team member will be asked to choose their personal parking and shuttle arrangements upon registration.
  6. Once the Team Captain has completed the team registration, all members of the team will receive an invitation email with a link to their own registration form.
  7. Please complete your registration and booking form as soon as possible. We will hold your team start time but parking is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
  8. The Team Captain will receive a confirmation email each time a member of the team completes their registration, which will allow you to monitor who has and has not joined the team.

How do I add more members to my team?

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The Team Captain will receive a unique registration link in their confirmation email which can be forwarded on to any new individual who wants to join the team. Please note that the team start time may not be available if all places have been filled.

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Location

Where does the hike start?

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The hike starts at Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, NE66 1NQ. See it on this Google map.

Where does the hike finish?

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The hike finishes at Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh, NE69 7DF. See it on this Google map.

What is the route?

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See the route on this Google map.

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Transport

What parking is available?

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Parking is available at the start at Alnwick Castle and at the finish at Bamburgh Castle, and you can book this through the registration form.

If you park at the finish at Bamburgh Castle, complimentary shuttles will be running to the start from 6.35am – 8.30am. It’s a 30-minute drive so leave in plenty of time for your start wave. If you park at the start at Alnwick Castle, complimentary shuttles will be running from the finish back to the start from 4pm until 10.00pm.

Can I get there by public transport?

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It is a 13-minute taxi ride from Alnmouth Station to the start at Alnwick Castle. Complimentary coaches will run from the finish at Bamburgh Castle to Alnmouth Station until 10.30pm (35-minute drive).

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Timetable

What time does the hike start?

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The hike will start in waves 20 minutes apart, between 8.10am and 10.10am.

What time does registration open?

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Registration will be open between 5pm and 8pm on Friday 3 July and will re-open between. 7.10am and 10am on Saturday 4 July.

What time should I arrive in the morning?

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We ask everyone to arrive one hour before their start time and no earlier.

How long does it take to complete the hike?

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We estimate that the fastest walkers will finish in 7.5 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 12.5 hours. Due to venue restrictions we have to start closing our finish area at 10pm. Therefore, when you choose your start time, please select an earlier wave if you consider yourself a slower walker and a later wave if you consider yourself a faster walker.

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Registration

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Team Registration

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Location

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Transport

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Timetable

Got Questions?

If you need more info, check out the FAQs on the About page,

email hiking@macmillan.org.uk

or call us on

0300 1000 200

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