Holy Island to Bamburgh
(19 miles / 31 km)
The first section of St. Oswald’s Way is also the longest. From the start at Lindisfarne Priory on the historic and beautiful Holy Island, the Way heads towards the mainland via the causeway (when tides allow) and through the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.
After reaching the mainland, the route heads south through Fenwick towards Kyloe Woods, with its surviving population of red squirrels. St. Oswald’s Way passes within a mile of the famous St. Cuthbert’s Cave, and along higher ground that gives lovely views of the coast, before reaching the village of Belford.
The route then heads eastwards to Budle Bay and through stunning coastal scenery to the attractive village of Bamburgh, with its superb castle.