St Oswald's Way

Overview

Trail Details
> Prices from: £ 560.00 per person
> Start / Finish: Holy Island / Heavenfield
> Distance: 97 miles (156 km)
> Duration: 6 to 10 days according to choice
> Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
> Grading: Moderate
> Way-marked

St Oswald's Way Highlights

  • Explore Lindisfarne Castle and the ruined priory on Holy Island
  • The breathtaking Northumberland Coastline & its wonderful sandy beaches
  • Bamburgh, a pretty village dominated by its vast historic castle
  • Visit the tiny fishing harbour at Craster & sample its famous oak-smoked kippers
  • Picturesque Warkworth and its impressive castle and the wonderful ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle
  • Walking through the heather-clad moors of the Simonside Hills

The St. Oswald’s Way is a wonderful long distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland.

Beginning on Holy Island with its fairytale castle, the 97 mile St. Oswald’s Way follows the stunning Northumberland coast, before heading inland across beautiful countryside to Heavenfield and Hadrian’s Wall in the south.

The route passes famous Bamburgh Castle, the quaint fishing village of Craster and over the sweeping golden sands to Warkworth; a beautiful village dominated by one of the most impressive fortresses in Northern England.

From here the St Oswald’s Way heads inland to the lovely old market town of Rothbury, before heading over heather-clad moors and past sleepy villages to reach Hadrian’s Wall and the historic site of Heavenfield.

The route links places associated with St. Oswald, the 7th Century King of Northumbria who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people.

The St Oswald’s Way can be combined with either the St Cuthbert’s Way or the Hadrians Wall Path to make a wonderful 2 week walk.