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Fenwick to Lindisfarne

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m 100 50 8 6 4 2 km Crossing Times Call signalman Pilgrim's Way
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 Pilgram's Path across the tidal flats. 
Distance 9.5 km
2:21 h
14 m
43 m

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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Callum Broad
Update: May 12, 2021
Highest point
43 m
Lowest point
0 m

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSSSCW1

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Distance
9.5 km
Duration
2:21 h
Ascent
14 m
Descent
43 m

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