St. Oswald's Way
97 mile walk linking sites associated with this ancient king

St. Oswald’s Way is a 97 mile long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1 – Saltaire to Ilkley (7.5m)
Day 2 – Ilkley to Skipton (11.4m)
Day 3 – Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 4 – Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 5 – Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 6 – Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 7 – Sedbergh to Newbiggin-on-Lune (10.9m)
Day 8 – Newbiggin-on-Lune to Appleby (12.7m)

 

£690 per person (based on two sharing)
£xxxx per person (based on group of 3)
£xxxx per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1 – Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2 – Skipton to Settle (18.5m)
Day 3 – Settle to Chapel-le-Dale (14.5m)
Day 4 – Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 5 – Sedbergh to Appleby in Westmorland (23.6m)

 

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Day 1 – Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2 – Skipton to Settle (18.5m)
Day 3 – Settle to Chapel-le-Dale (14.5m)
Day 4 – Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 5 – Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 6 – Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

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Day 1 – Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2 – Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 3 – Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 4 – Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 5 – Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 6 – Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 7 – Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

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Day 1 – Saltaire to Ilkley (7.5m)
Day 2 – Ilkley to Skipton (11.4m)
Day 3 – Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 4 – Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 5 – Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 6 – Chapel-le-Dale to Dent (8.5m)
Day 7 – Dent to Sedbergh (7.5m)
Day 8 – Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 9 – Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£9.50 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£13 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Transport
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £48.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Personal Transport
Leave your car in our parking facility in Kirkby Malham and be taken directly to Saltaire, and return from Settle (having travelled by train on the famous Settle to Carlisle line from Appleby – train journey not included).

£45 per person (minimum 2 passengers)
£30 per person (minimum 4 passengers)

Walk Information
A Dales High Way is an exhilarating 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts in the historic World Heritage village of Saltaire, and following ancient trade routes, green lanes and packhorse trails wherever possible, heads north to Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Each day brings new experiences, from the darkly mysterious Rombalds Moor with its many examples of Stone Age rock carvings, to the dramatic limestone scars of Malhamdale. The route meanders along the banks of the River Ribble, where in autumn salmon can be seen leaping up the waterfalls of Stainforth Force. It climbs mighty Ingleborough, and in a breathtaking six-mile ridge walk crosses the velvety folds of the Howgill Fells.

This is a challenging walk but although you will spend your days in the splendid isolation of the hills, each evening the route takes you into market towns and villages where you can enjoy our Yorkshire hospitality.

The route crosses six distinct sections: Rombalds Moor, Malhamdale, Ingleborough, Dentdale, Howgill Fells and the Eden Valley. Seasoned walkers might tackle one section each day but most people will find the first two sections too long. It is better to break them and take your time to explore along the way.

Dales High Way Souvenirs
Walkers finishing the Dales High Way can now pick up souvenir mugs and Certificates of Completion, at the Appleby Tourist Information Centre. The TIC is located on Boroughgate in the town centre and is open every day through the summer, from 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday. The knowledgeable team will help you make the most of your visit and can provide you with all you need to know about where to stay, where to eat and activities in the area.

OS Explorer Maps
OL1 - Peak District - Dark Peak area
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL4 - English Lakes - North-western area
OL5 - English Lakes - North-eastern area
OL6 - English Lakes - South-western area
OL7 - English Lakes - South-eastern area
OL16 - Cheviot Hills
OL21 - South Pennines
OL26 - North York Moors - Western area
OL27 - North York Moors - Eastern area

OL16 - Cheviot Hills

OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL24 - Peak District - White Peak area
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas
OL31 - North Pennines

OL41 - Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale
OL42 - Kielder Water & Forest
OL43 - Hadrian's Wall
241 - Shrewsbury
256 - Wrexham / Wrecsam & Llangollen
258 - Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
261 - Boston
266 - Wirral & Chester / Caer
267 - Northwich & Delamere Forest
268 - Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton
269 - Chesterfield & Alfreton
270 - Sherwood Forest
272 - Lincoln
274 - Skegness, Alford & Spilsby
278 - Sheffield & Barnsley
279 - Doncaster
280 - Isle of Axholme
281 - Ancholme Valley
286 - Blackpool & Preston
287 - West Pennine Moors
288 - Bradford & Huddersfield
289 - Leeds
290 - York
292 - Withernsea & Spurn Head
293 - Kingston upon Hull & Beverley
294 - Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central
295 - Bridlington, Driffield & Hornsea
296 - Lancaster, Morecambe & Fleetwood
297 - Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

298 - Nidderdale
299 - Ripon & Boroughbridge
300 - Howardian Hills & Malton
301 - Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head
302 - Northallerton & Thirsk

303 - Whitehaven & Workington
304 - Darlington & Richmond

307 - Consett & Derwent Reservoir
308 - Durham & Sunderland
314 - Solway Firth
315 - Carlisle
316 - Newcastle upon Tyne
324 - Liddesdale & Kershope Forest
325 - Morpeth & Blyth
332 - Alnwick & Amble
338 - Galashiels, Selkirk & Melrose
339 - Kelso, Coldstream & Lower Tweed Valley

340 - Holy Island & Bamburgh
346 - Berwick-upon-Tweed

Other Maps
"Cleveland Way A-Z Adventure Atlas" - Published by Geographers’ A-Z Maps - ISBN: 978-1-78257-196-4

Guide Books
"St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way" by Rudolf Abraham - Published by Cicerone- ISBN: 978-1852848392

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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15 Replies to “St. Oswald’s Way”

  1. Just spent 6 great days walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way. The walk is not strenuous,, the countryside is beautiful and completely unknown to us and Filey is a great place to finish. Paddling feet in the North Sea followed by ice cream is a great way to finish. We booked our own accommodation which is possible but not that easy as there is a shortage of accommodation along the exact route so needs to be done early, but Brigantes were fantastic moving our bags. All on time and absolutely no complaints. We would thoroughly recommend the route and Brigantes.

  2. We finished the Yorkshire Wold Way on May 10th 2018 having chosen the most perfect weather and the most efficient and thoughtful company – I mean Brigantes. Many thanks for choosing the most comfortable and hospitable accommodations. They were all different but all excellent. The walk itself showed off the beauty of a little known part of Yorkshire. We had views of York Minster from one of the paths.Thanks for making this a very memorable and enjoyable holiday.

  3. We have just returned from 6 days walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It was a lovely time of year to do the walk. Fresh green leaves on the trees and hedges, tadpoles and ducklings on the ponds, red kites circling overhead and beautiful views over the Yorkshire countryside. The accommodation was all superb and the breakfasts and evening meals in local establishments more than adequate for hungry walkers.
    From Roy’s smiling face welcoming us on the first day as we trudged through Hessle in the pouring rain to hand over our luggage, to Annette’s phone call to make sure we were alright on the last evening as we hadn’t booked into our B&B by 6.30 (we were sitting on the beach eating fish and chips) all went smoothly.
    Thank you Brigantes, we would be happy to use you again.

  4. Finished the walk on the Wolds Way a couple of weeks ago. Scenery spectacular and weather fine. Pubs & guest houses were excellent and luggage was delivered with no problems. Hoping to do another next year, thanks to all.

  5. This walk was made even more memorable by the efficient support from Annette when my friend developed some very bad blisters and it became clear we would have to adjust our plan. One call to Brigantes explaining our situation, requesting some changes was acted on swiftly (on a Saturday afternoon) and by the next morning we had a confirmatory text enabling us to really enjoy the last few days of our holiday. The walk is lovely with lots of variety, we didn’t meet many other walkers so it was quiet, and our accommodation was good. We particularly enjoyed The Antlers at Belford, Haven House at Beadnell, The Old Granary at Alnmouth and The Northumberland Arms at Felton. Luggage delivery was faultless and when we needed a taxi this was provided on time with a pleasant driver. Thank you Brigantes ,I shall recommend the company to other walkers.

  6. We have just returned from our six day walking holiday in the Yorkshire Wolds. The countryside was varied and stunning. With Brigantes help, we felt we had pitched the mileage right with the maximum being a 15 mile day. A big thank you to Annette and Brigantes who organised the logistics and provided an excellent itinerary and baggage service making the walking easier for us. Please pass on our thanks to Roy and to the drivers who ferried us to and from Filey, all were good humoured and punctual. I would certainly use Brigantes again on a similar holiday!

  7. This was a delightful walk with, as they say ‘everything’ – fantastic beaches, historic castles and churches, some great woodland and ending on the Roman Wall. If you are able to start from Holy Island be warned that the route over the sands is not easy to navigate with boots on until some time after the ‘safe’ period starts: the water takes some time to run off. But if you can start with low tide during the middle of the day, this will continue for the next two days’ walking, much of which can be done on huge, empty beaches – what a delight! The accommodation was varied but all grand, and baggage transfer worked, as usual, 100%.

  8. 6 of us from The Ramblers, Manchester Coach Rambles Group, came back from 3 days walking 42 miles of the Wolds Way extremely pleased with everything. All the B&Bs were superb. Greenwick Farm was stunning and Fran and Owen were a pleasure to meet. We couldn’t have asked for a more helpful, friendly host in Jeannie at Robeanne House. The walking through the meadows with the wild flowers, the huge swaying fields in the cool breeze, the woods, the pretty villages and of course the rolling hills, was just such a joy. Thank you Brigantes for organising our accommodation and luggage transport. Hi to Roy, the driver. Hope to see him next July when we come back to complete the Wolds Way.

  9. Dear Annette. Just to say thanks again for a faultless baggage service on our recent Wolds walk. This must be the third or fourth time we have used you and we have never been let down. I would recommend Brigantes to any walker or cyclist. Huge thanks to the team of drivers. Very best, John Harrow

  10. Just back from 5 days on the Wolds Way, which we enjoyed tremendously: such good pathways, lovely (remote) countryside – the May flowers and woodlands were a delight- , and friendly folks wherever we went. Thank you so much for making all our arrangements run so smoothly and for booking us into super accommodation at every stage.

  11. My husband Bernard and I completed our first long distance walk – the Wolds Way – last Sunday and just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you provided in transporting our luggage. We are contemplating doing the Dales Way in the future and will definitely use you again

  12. We got back from walking the Wolds Way yesterday and I am just writing on behalf of all of us to say what a superb holiday it was. The accommodation was absolutely brilliant throughout and Mal and his colleagues were great, punctual and very helpful. So thank you very much indeed for putting it all together so well, you could not have done a better job for us!

  13. Thank you for arranging our walk.The accommodation was very good throughout: to a high standard with very friendly and hospitable people. Roy, your courier, was also was very helpful and considerate. Greenwick Farm was of course extra special, as was Fran who drove us down to the pub and then collected us after our meal.

  14. We’re just back from our Yorkshire Wolds Way walk which we finished yesterday. We got the hottest day in the last 5 years on Day 1 and the best week of the year for weather. Just to let you know that everything went well and the baggage transfers were perfect. Thanks for organising this and can you pass our thanks onto the driver(s) who transferred our bags so efficiently. We are planning to do the Hadrian’s Wall Path later this year and two more walks next year leading up to The Pennine Way in 2013 (Trevor’s 60th year!) and we will definitely be using your service again for all of these.

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