St Oswald’s Way has changed its route several times over the years. Many of the changes are recent and have been due to aligning the route with a new National Trail, the England Coast Path. Our new Official Guidebook shows the correct line and can be obtained here.
Changes to the route shown in the new guidebook are shown below.
The old route along the coast will also be available for the foreseeable future.
Section 6 (Stanley Plantation; see pages 124-5 of old guidebook or pages 98-100 of new guidebook.)
Following devastating storms, there is a considerable amount of tree damage in Stanley Plantation. The proper route is currently impassable and unsafe for visitors and a diversion is in place.
Please follow the diversion signage.