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Named discs/flying bird logoSt Oswald's Way

156 km / 97 miles

Linking between St Cuthbert's Way at the Holy Island and the Hadrian's Wall Path at Heavenfield this route recalls the life and importance of King Oswald/Saint Oswald who ruled and travelled this countryside in the 7th century and who played a major part in bringing Christianity to the United Kingdom.


Path Type: Other Paths
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Attributes: Coastal; Heritage; Pilgrimage; Religious
NU127416 - Holy Island, Northumberland
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NY937695 - Heavenfield, Northumberland
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Open Date: 2007
Web Sites: St Oswald's Way
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way: Long-distance Trails in Northumberland and the Borders (Cicerone Long Distance Trails) (Cicerone Press - 2013)
Paperback: St Oswald’s Way (Alnwick Tourist Information Centre - 2007)
Certificate Pack: Certificate Pack for St Oswalds Way (Alnwick Tourist Information Centre)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 758187
OS Landranger Active: 758187
OS Explorer: 4243316325332340
OS Explorer Active: 4243316325332340
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other): St Oswald’s Way: Maps for Walkers (Alnwick Tourist Information Centre)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling (CarryLite)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Shepherd's Walks)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Beks Treks UK)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Macs Adventure)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Walking Support)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Bunk House: Bluebell Farm Bunkbarn, Belford, Northumberland < 1 Km 19 Km
Self-catering: Secret Kingdom Holidays  (bookable online) < 1 Km 25 Km
Bunk House: Springhill Bunkhouse, Northumberland 1 Km 34 Km
Hostel Accommodation: The Hides 1 Km 34 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beadnell Towers  (bookable online) < 1 Km 39 Km
Bunk House: Tomlinson's Cafe And Bunkhouse < 1 Km 102 Km
Camping Barn: Barrasford YHA, The Barrasford Arms, Hexham, Northumberland 4 Km 156 Km

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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail
Scotland's Great Trails: St Cuthbert's Way
Other Paths: Alternative Coast to Coast; Berwick Borough Boundary Walk; Great English Walk; Inn Way... to Northumberland; Lakeland to Lindisfarne; North Sea Trail (British North East Coast Section); Northern Crossway; Northumberland Coast Path; Ravenber Way; Reiver's Way; Roman Ring; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Walking the North Tyne
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Route Profile:

154.0 Km (95.7 miles)
2,166 m (7,106 ft) ascent
305 m (1,001 ft)  maximum height