St Oswalds Way, 97 mile in 7 days, Max 8 people.Now FULL
Thu 15th Aug 2019
by Lazlo Woodbine
This walking holiday traces the footsteps of St Oswald, the Anglo Saxon King who played a significant role in the introduction of Christianity to England. Covering a distance of 97 miles, St Oswald’s Way starts at Lindisfarne and ends at Hadrians wall but we are going to do it in reverse.
St Oswald’s Way has everything: stunning coastal walking, wild expansive moorland, spectacular geology, quiet fishing villages and picturesque market towns. This walking holiday takes you through centuries of history, passing Neolithic rock art, Iron Age forts, Roman sites, medieval castles, imposing eighteenth century limekilns, and coastal defences from World War Two.
It is a straightforward walk, with its highest point at just over 300m (990ft). With a rich variety of birdlife, seals and dolphins, red squirrels, rare butterflies and plants, this walking holiday is the perfect one to choose if you want a taste of all the best bits of England’s best kept secret, Northumberland.
15th Travel to Humshaugh, stay overnight
16th Transfer to start at heavenfield, walk to kirkwhelpton, 17.5 miles
17th Kirkwhelpton to Rothbury 15 miles
18th Rothbury to Warksworth 18 miles
19th Warksworth to Craster 13 miles
20th Craster to Seahouses 10 miles
21st Seahouses to Belford 11 miles
22nd Belford to Lindisfarne 12 miles
We need to be at the crossing point to Lindisfarne by 13.00 so an 08.00 start that day. Transport back to Humshaugh.
The maximum number is because affordable B & B is hard to find and the size of the taxi to take us home. If the response in forum is anything to go by I expect places to fill up quickly.
This is not a cheap holiday. I haven't booked the accomodation yet but I envisage for shared twin rooms, 315 pounds for B&B, 28 pounds for luggage transfer, 22.50 pounds return journey and around 200 pounds for lunches, dinner and entertainment. To put this in perspective commercial companies are asking 700 pounds for the same deal not including meals.
To show interest put your name down. I will need a none returnable deposit of £50 to show commitment. I don't want to risk anyone pulling out at the last moment leaving me with a large hotel bill. The deposit will be used pay your first night board. Contact me for bank details.
I have now booked the rooms. Managed to get everyone in the same B&B every night. The last night we will have to get a taxi from Belford to Bamburgh and a taxi back to Belford in the morning. Rooms get harder to find on the coast and closer to Lindisfarne in August. I will let you know the allocation to each hotel when I have received all the deposits.
See full itinerary in attached document.
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Yes - definitely
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