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Detailed Itinerary for 9 days and 10 nights
Walking Holiday on one of Northern England's Long Distance Walking Trails
St Oswald's Way
Holy Island Lindisfarne to Hexham

Walking holiday on St Oswald's Way
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Walking in Northern England from Lindisfarne, the Holy Island, with its ruined abbey and castle off the Northumberland coast of England to Hexham on Hadrian's Wall.
Via the Northumberland coast towns of Bamburgh, Seahouses , Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Alnmouth and Warkworth. The River Coquet valley, Fetton, Brinkburn Priory, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park, and Kirkwhelpington.
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The St Oswald's Way is 101 miles, 162 kms, long and one of UK's long distance way-marked walking trails. The walking holiday begins on the Northumberland coast at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, famous for its ruined abbey and fine castle, and follows the
St Cuthbert's Way
before heading back to the Northumberland coast to Warkworth via Bamburgh Castle. The walking trail then heads inland following the course of the River Coquet for a short distance. The hiking tour passes through the edge of the Northumberland National Park before meeting up with
Hadrian's Wall Path.
Walking holiday on St Oswald's Way This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's history; Roman, ancient, medieval and religious. The hiking route is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
Suggested Tour Duration:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
101 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5/7 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles

Lindisfarne Holy Island
Bamburgh Castle
This walk connects with:
St Cuthbert's Way
Northumberland Coast Path
Hadrian's Wall Path
This self guided walking holiday hikes through some of the Northern UK's and Northumberland's best walking country. The Oswald's Way passes through towns and villages connected with 7th century King of Northumbria who helped bring Christianity to this part of Northern England.
St Oswald's Way walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation in Northern England. This is a popular walking tour and we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing.
You can take rest days en-route to explore galleries, museums and the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
There is an option to extend your holiday and spend an extra day walking the Northumberland Coast Path south for 10 miles (17 km) from Berwick-on-Tweed to Lindisfarne.
Holy Island, Lindisfarne, is one of western Europe's most important Christian sites. The first abbey on the site dates back to 635AD. The priory that now stands in ruins dates back to the 11th century. The castle on the island dates back to Henry VIII, is now run by the National Trust and well worth a visit. This island is a special place with so much to see it is a great place to extend your stay.
Day 1: Arrive Holy Island, Lindisfarne.       
To start your walking holiday on St Oswald's Way walking trail you make your own way to Holy Island, Lindisfarne in Northern England. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on St Oswald's Way. The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable.
Lindisfarne on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way
Optional Day: spend an extra day on Holy Island/Lindisfarne to explore the castle and priory.
St Cuthbert's Cave on St Oswalds Way walking holiday
Day 2: Lindisfarne to Belford    12.5 miles    20 kms     
St Oswald's Way starts by crossing back to the mainland from Lindisfarne and takes the same route as the St Cuthbert's Way for a short distance. The walking route passes through Kyloe Woods, a Red Squirrel Reserve, and there is a short optional detour to visit St Cuthbert's Cave. The overnight stop is at Belford, a former market town.
Day 3: Belford to Seahouses.    11 miles    17km    
Today you hike back towards the coast and at Budle Bay you have views back to Holy Island, Lindisfarne. The St Oswald's Way follows the Northumberland Coast Path. Bamburgh Castle can be seen to the south, which dates back to the Iron Age and is one of the most impressive castles on the Northumberland Coast. Just a few miles on from Bamburgh is the town of Seahouses, the stop for the night.
Bamburgh Castle on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way
Puffin on Farne Islands on St Oswalds Way walking holiday Optional Day to visit Farne Islands
Optional day to take a boat trip to see the birdlife on the Farne Islands from the historic fishing village of Seahouses (cost not included).
Dunstanburgh Castle on St Oswalds Way walking holiday
Day 4: Seahouses to Craster.    10 miles    16km   
Walking on from Seahouses, the Farne Islands can be seen just off the coast. Before reaching Craster, famous for its kippers and fortified pele tower, the walking trail passes the ruins of the large 14th century Dunstanburgh Castle.
Warkworth Castle on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way Day 5: Craster to Warkworth.    14 miles    22 km    
Walking on from Craster the St Oswald's Way follows the Northumberland coast all the way to Warkworth. At Howick there is an 18th century bathing house once used by the Grey family famous for Earl Grey Tea. The great house of Howick Hall is just off the path and is well worth visiting. The port of Alnmouth on the River Aln was known as the smuggling capital of the north coast England. Warkworth on the mouth of the River Coquet has an interesting castle and fine shops and pubs.
Optional Day: spend an extra day in Warkworth to explore Warkworth Castle, or to just relax! Weldon Bridge on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way
Day 6: Warkworth to Weldon Bridge.    11.5 miles    18.5 km
The St Oswald's Way heads inland from Warkworth along the fast flowing River Coquet, famous for trout and salmon, and soon passes Warkworth Castle. Otters have also been seen on the river, which the St Oswald's Way crosses at Weldon Bridge via an 18th century bridge.
River Croquet at Rothbury on St Oswalds Way walking holiday Day 7: Weldon Bridge to Rothbury     6.5 miles     10km
After Weldon Bridge the walking trail passes Brinkburn Priory on the opposite bank of the River Coquet and then you follow the former Northumberland Central Railway line into Rothbury. Cragside, one of northern England's finest country houses, is close by and well worth a visit.
Optional day to visit Cragside
Take an optional extra day to visit Cragside, built by Lord Armstrong the armaments manufacturer, the first house in the world to be lit by electricity, derived from water power in the grounds. Overnight again in Rothbury.
Cragside on St Oswalds Way walking holiday
Lordenshaws on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way Day 8: Rothbury to Kirkwhelpington.    15 miles     24 km
Rothbury is a busy little town with pubs, shops and a fine bridge. The St Oswald's Way leaves the River Coquet and heads south into the more remote Northumberland National Park with its heather clad moors and woodlands. At Lordenshaws there are the remains of an Iron Age fort and rock carvings. Walking on from Knowesgate the hiking route enters rolling countryside until you reach Kirkwhelpington and the River Wansbeck.
Day 9:  Kirkwhelpington to Halton Shields       12 miles     19kms
Walking on from Kirkwhelpington, the hiking trail heads south through remote farmland. Just past the village of Great Whittington, with its old windmill, the St Oswald's Way joins Hadrian's Wall Path at Halton Shields.
Hadrian's Wall on walking holiday on St Oswald's Way
Hexham on St Oswalds Way walking holiday Day 10: Halton Shields to Hexham.    9 miles     14 km
Halton Shields is at Milecastle 20 on Hadrian's Wall which was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian between 122 and 128 and runs across England from the west to the east coast. Today you have a very pleasant 7 miles walk along Hadrian's Wall Path to Heavenfield before St Oswald's Way turns south for Hexham.
Day 11: Depart after breakfast
or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Hadrian's Wall Path, west to Carlisle or east to Newcastle upon Tyne. We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on St Oswald's Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries and maps
  • St Oswald's Way guide book
You can walk this hiking tour over 9 days at about 11 miles per day.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
St Oswald's Way guide book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the St Oswald's Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
St Oswald's Way 11 day itinerary:
9 days walking and 10 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book St Oswald's Way holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £47.50 per person
depending on location
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Holy Island Double/Twin Single Room
Manor House Hotel £49.00 £59.00
Belford Double/Twin Single Room
Blue Bell Hotel £19.00 £21.00
Seahouses Double/Twin Single Room
Bamburgh Castle Inn £19.00 £21.00
Warkworth Double/Twin Single Room
Warkworth House Hotel £29.00 £35.00
How to get there
By Plane to Newcastle or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
By Car to Lindisfarne or Hexham where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Berwick-upon-Tweed or Hexham
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
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What our customers say:
Everything went very smoothly. The joy of starting from a different base each day and not having to carry much luggage on the walk made it a real holiday. We would certainly consider using your company again".                                      Mr Chapman 2010
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