Craster is famed as being the home of the Kipper, a smoked fish delicacy exported to food lovers across the country, and reputedly popular with the British Royal Family, too.
But there’s more to this cheery village than its famous food delicacy, still prepared in the village the traditional way, in oak smoked barrels.
Work up an appetite and wal kor cycle along the shore-skimming path to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle whose skeletal outline juts skyward from the sea. Incredible rock formations loom like prehistoric creatures from the coastline. A coastal rock walk from nearby Howick to Cullernose Point takes in the landscape’s sheer geo-diversity.
A little further south is the hidden cove of Rumbling Kern, once the haunt of whisky smugglers bootlegging their contraband up and down the coastline; today this award-winning, secretive beach is worthy of a visit.