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), personal transport to accommodation in Hexham


£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 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

£POA (please contact us for a quote)


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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4 Replies to “St. Oswald’s Way”

  1. 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.

  2. 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%.

  3. 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.

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