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: Holy Island to Bamburgh (19m)
Day 2: Bamburgh to Craster (14m)
Day 3: Craster to Warkworth (13.5m)
Day 4: Warkworth to Rothbury (18m)
Day 5: Rothbury to Kirkwhelpington (15m)
Day 6: Kirkwhelpington to Heavenfield (17.5m)

 

£625 per person (single)
£565 per person (based on two sharing)
£560 per person (based on group of 3)
£555 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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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.

£22 per person per day (single)
£11 per person per day (based on two people)
£9.50 per person per day (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 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.

Walk Information
St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland. You will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk.

From Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in the north, St. Oswald’s Way follows the stunning Northumberland coast, before heading inland across beautiful countryside to Heavenfield and Hadrian’s Wall in the south, a distance of 97 miles (156 km). The route links some of the places associated with St. Oswald, the King of Northumbria in the early 7th Century, who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people.

OS Explorer Maps
OL42 - Kielder Water & Forest
OL43 - Hadrian's Wall
316 - Newcastle upon Tyne
325 - Morpeth & Blyth
332 - Alnwick & Amble
340 - Holy Island & Bamburgh

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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