St Oswald’s Way

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 on the historic island of Lindisfarne. It follows the spectacular Northumberland coastline to Warkworth before heading inland along the beautiful River Coquet to the ancient town of Rothbury. From there it heads south over heather-clad moors, through forest and rolling countryside, finishing at the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.

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.

Our Holidays

St Oswald's Way

Lindisfarne to Humshaugh 99 miles/159 km

We offer 4 holidays covering the whole route. The 6 day holiday has 4 long days and should only be attempted if you are fit and used to walking long distances day after day. The 9 day trip is done at a more leisurely pace. Most people spend 7 or 8 days walking the whole St Oswald’s Way. Please bear in mind that both the 6 and 7 day options include 3 or 4 long days of between 15 and 20 miles.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SO7 6 days walking (7 nights) 17 miles/27 km £496 - £593 Full Info Book
SO8 7 days walking (8 nights) 14 miles/23 km £553 - £666 Full Info Book
SO9 8 days walking (9 nights) 12 miles/19 km £599 - £728 Full Info Book
SO10 9 days walking (10 nights) 11 miles/18 km £654 - £800 Full Info Book

Coastline & Castles: St Oswald's Way Coastal Highlights

Lindisfarne to Warkworth 46 miles/74 km

If you’ve only got 4 or 5 days to spare, the coastal section of St Oswald’s Way is not to be missed. After a section inland near Lindisfarne, it follows the stunning, unspoilt Northumberland coastline from Bamburgh to Walkworth. Walking along paths and tracks, over farmland, sand dunes and cliff tops, you will get superb views of imposing castles, spectacular geology, beautiful beaches, and a wealth of bird and animal life.

Code Length Average per day Price range
SOC4 3 days walking (4 nights) 15 miles/24 km £316 - £364 Full Info Book
SOC5 4 days walking (5 nights) 12 miles/19 km £391 - £455 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Excellent all round service.

St Oswald’s Way, May 2016
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We found you on the Internet over a year ago and are fortunate that we did.
It was all beautifully laid out for us; the guidebook was excellent and for the most part easy to follow. Altho’ we would have delighted in meeting any one of you, it was not necessary given your packet and the details included.
From what we gathered along the way, Mickledore enjoys an excellent reputation – comments included that integrity and interest in the product has been kept, as has value for money. This is not easy and all of you are to be commended .Mickledore has given us all a fine memory and we thank you for it.

St Oswald’s Way, June 2015
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A very enjoyable holiday, thank you. Route is very well sign posted. Guesthouse B & Bs all excellent; clean, comfortable, very friendly without being intrusive, excellent breakfasts and attention to detail throughout.

St Oswald’s Way, September 2014
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