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Fenwick to Lindisfarne

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Your final day's walk takes you to Holy Island, a site of much religious and historical signficance. Following the tide times which dictate a strict crossing window, you can walk to the island following either the road bridge or, if safe, the alternative Pilgrim's Path across the tidal flats. 

easy
Distance 9.5 km
2:30 h
14 m
43 m
43 m
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The final section of your walk is one of the most spectacular and unusual. The scenery is unique and although you follow the road for most of the way to Holy Island, the changing vistas and abundant birdlife will keep you occupied.

Holy Island is one of Europe’s most famous Christian places and it has a wealth of sites that relate to its eventful history. St Cuthbert’s name and life inspired the building of the Lindisfarne Priory which began in about 1120. There is also a castle which was ordered to be built by Henry VIII as Holy Island held great strategic importance centuries ago.

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Update: July 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
43 m
Lowest point
0 m

Track types

Asphalt 10.16%Road 50.65%Unknown 39.17%
Asphalt
1 km
Road
4.8 km
Unknown
3.7 km
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Safety information

If there are any stretches of road walking and if there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is that you walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.

There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock.  Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

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WSSSCW2

WSSSCW3

WSSSCW4

Start

Fenwick (42 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NU 06661 40084
DD
55.654247, -1.895692
DMS
55°39'15.3"N 1°53'44.5"W
UTM
30U 569485 6168152
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Destination

Lindisfarne

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NU 06661 40084
DD
55.654247, -1.895692
DMS
55°39'15.3"N 1°53'44.5"W
UTM
30U 569485 6168152
w3w 
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Equipment

We recommend sturdy waterproof boots or shoes with ankle support that are well broken in at all times of the season – steep steps, exposed roots and (if wet) slippery rocks can pose a risk.

Along with your usual kit for a day walking in the elements make sure you pack an extra layer, a full set of waterproof and windproof layers along with a hat, gloves and neck scarf (e.g. a Buff) in case the weather closes in. Suncream and midge repellent spray is also a good idea for the summer months! 


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
14 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
43 m

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