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Lindisfarne to Belford

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The first section of the walk, which is also the longest starts at Lindisfarne Priory on the beautiful Holy Island and heads westwards to the mainland via the causeway. (please check the tide times in advance) 
easy
Distance 19.3 km
6:00 h
181 m
134 m
157 m
-2 m
The path heads south through Fenwick and the Kyloe woods with its surviving population of red squirrels. As you head to Belford through the higher ground you will be amazed by the views around you. As accommodation is quite limited in Belford, you may be transferred to Seahouses for your overnight stay tonight and we will transfer you back to Belford the next morning to continue your walk. 

Author’s recommendation

The route may differ slightly from what your guidebook/GPX tracks as the trail can change year on year - The St Oswald's Way also has a lot of flexibility on routes you can take each day - for example, there are sections where you may choose to walk along the beach depending on the weather/or due to the tide, sections may not be walkable. Please ensure to follow any diversions or route changes if you come across any along the way.
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Update: May 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
157 m
Lowest point
-2 m

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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.

Please do not underestimate the difficulty of walking in Sand. This can turn an easy walk into a moderate walk if you walk large sections of it.

Please ensure you respect the sea and any tide timings as you walk.

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

Start

Lindisfarne (3 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NU 12725 41635
DD
55.668063, -1.799268
DMS
55°40'05.0"N 1°47'57.4"W
UTM
30U 575525 6169790
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Destination

Belford

Turn-by-turn directions

*** To help you follow the route with confidence follow our tracks in conjunction with your St Oswald's way Guidebook and included map (NOTE: There may be some slight variances on the app compared to the guidebook). The St Oswald's Way is a reasonably well-waymarked route, but we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should you wish to take paper copies with you also. ***

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NU 12725 41635
DD
55.668063, -1.799268
DMS
55°40'05.0"N 1°47'57.4"W
UTM
30U 575525 6169790
w3w 
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Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly in England so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

please ensure you always ensure you have plenty of water and emergency food (energy bars/trail mix) with you at all times.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
181 m
Descent
134 m
Highest point
157 m

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