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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.


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Named discs/flying bird logo
Coastal; Heritage; Pilgrimage; Religious
NU127416 - Holy Island, Northumberland
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NY937695 - Heavenfield, Northumberland
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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.
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St Oswald’s Way: Maps for Walkers (Alnwick Tourist Information Centre)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Secret Kingdom Holidays  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
25 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
34 Km
B & B Accommodation
Beadnell Towers  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
39 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
102 Km

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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