St. Oswald’s Way walking route in Northumberland
St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland. It has also been broken up into short walks for those who, for whatever reason, cannot take on one of the long distance walks or indeed the whole route. Use the main menu to explore all of the walks….
You will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk.
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).
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.
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 on this page