St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
10 nights and 9 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Warkworth Castle

St Oswalds Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

This 101 mile walking holiday starts at the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, then follows the Northumbrian Coast before heading inland and linking up with Hadrian’s Wall Path.

This is one of our Northern England Walking Holidays and also one of our Pilgrimage Walking Holidays.

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St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Lindisfarne (Holy Island) to Hexham

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.

The St Oswalds Way walking holiday is on 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 Cuthberts 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 Hadrians Wall Path.

This St Oswalds Way 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.

The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable.
This self guided St Oswalds Way walking holiday hikes through some of the Northern UK’s and Northumberland’s best walking country. The Oswalds Way walking holiday passes through towns and villages connected with 7th century King of Northumbria who helped bring Christianity to this part of Northern England.

St Oswalds Way walking holiay connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

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

The daily 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 the UK or Ireland. 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.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) to Hexham
Suggested Tour Duration
:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
101 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6.5/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
moderate
Features:

Lindisfarne Holy Island
Bamburgh Castle
This walk connects with:
St Cuthbert’s Way
Northumberland Coast Path
Hadrian’s Wall Path

  St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Lindisfarne (Holy Island) to Hexham
10 nights and 9 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

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.  At Holy Island St Oswalds Way connects with St Cuthberts Way and the Northumberland Coast Path.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day on Holy Island:
Spend an extra day on Holy Island/Lindisfarne to explore the castle and priory.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Lindisfarne to Belford        12.5 miles

St Oswald’s Way starts by crossing back to the mainland from Lindisfarne and takes the same route as the St Cuthberts 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

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.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Seahouses 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)

Day 4: Seahouses to Craster          10 miles   
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.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 5: Craster to Warkworth                  14 miles

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 in Warkworth:
S
pend an extra day in Warkworth to explore the castle or to just relax!

Day 6: Warkworth to Weldon Bridge                11.5 miles 
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.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: Weldon Bridge to Rothbury                         6.5 miles
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 in Rothbury
Spend an extra day exploring Cragside. This wonderful house was built by Lord Armstrong the armaments manufacturer, and was the first house in the world to be lit by electricity, derived from water power in the grounds. Cragside is just a short walk from Rothbury. Overnight again in Rothbury.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Rothbury to Kirkwhelpington                   15 miles
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
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 Hadrians Wall Path at Halton Shields

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 10: Halton Shields to Hexham                  9 miles
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 Hadrians Wall Path to Heavenfield before St Oswald’s Way turns south for Hexham.

Day 11: Depart after breakfast
Or you can extend your walking holidayand spend some time exploring Hadrians Wall Path,
west to Carlisle or east to Newcastle upon Tyne. We can transfer you to your car or station.

St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday
11 day itinerary
Lindsfarne (Holy Island) to Hexham

9 days walking and 10 nights

Suggested Itinerary:      
Day 1: Arrive at Holy Island/Lindisfarne
Optional Day 1: extra day in Holy Island/Lindisfarne
Day 2: Holy Island to Belford                   12.5 miles
Day 3: Belford to Seahouses                        11 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Seahouses to visit Farne Island
Day 4: Seahouses to Craster                      10 miles
Day 5: Craster to Warkworth                     14 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Warkworth
Day 6: Warkworth to Weldon Bridge          11.5 miles
Day 7:  Weldon Bridge to Rothbury             6.5 miles
Optional Day 4: extra day in Rothbury to visit Cragside
Day 8: Rothbury to Kirkwhelpington            15 miles
Day 9: Kirkwhelpington to Halton Shields    12 miles
Day 10: Halton Shields to Hexham                 9 miles
Day 11: Depart after breakfast

£950pp
dbl/twin

£1,290pp
single occ

£1,340pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £47.50 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
St Oswalds Way
Walking Holiday
Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Holy Island
Manor House Hotel

double/twin
£49.00

single
£59.00

Belford
Blue Bell Hotel

double/twin
£19.00

single
£21.00

Seahouses
Bamburgh Castle Inn

double/twin
£19.00

single
£21.00

Warkworth
Warkworth House Hotel

double/twin
£29.00

single
£35.00

What’s included
in your St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in
England

  • 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
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to St Oswald’s Way

Optional Extras
for your St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in England

  • 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
 

What’s not included
in your St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

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.

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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St Oswalds Way Walking Holiday: 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

Our pilgrimage walking holidays in the UK include Pilgrims Way, Clarendon Way, Saints Way, St Cuthberts Way and St Oswalds Way.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.

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