St Oswald's Way
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St Oswald's Way

Walk the St Oswald's Way

St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland. The route links some of the places associated with St. Oswald, the King of Northumbria in the early 7th Century, who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people.

From Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north, St. Oswald’s Way follows the stunning Northumberland coast, before heading inland across beautiful countryside to Heavenfield and Hadrian’s Wall in the south, a distance of 97 miles (156 km). You will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk.

A number of short walks have also been created for those who, for whatever reason, cannot take on one of the long sections or indeed the whole route. Go to the official St Oswald's Way website to explore all of the walks.

St. Oswald’s Way is divided into six sections from north to south:

1. Holy Island to Bamburgh (19 miles / 31 km)
2. Bamburgh to Craster (14 miles / 22 km)
3. Craster to Warkworth (13.5 miles / 21.5 km)
4. Warkworth to Rothbury (18 miles / 29 km)
5. Rothbury to Kirkwhelpington (15 miles / 24 km)
6. Kirkwhelpington to Heavenfield (17.5 miles / 28.5 km)

You can, of course, walk the route in different sections or in the opposite direction.

If you are planning to walk St. Oswald’s Way and need accommodation, please contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre


St Oswald's Way - Official Guidebook

St Oswald's Way - Official Guidebook

 

Buy the official guidebook to the route containing maps, a full route description and details of the many features and places along the way. It also contains lots of useful information and advice and will be a great help as you discover St Oswald's Way.

 

 

Alternatively you can find some accommodation ideas below...

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