This historic 97 mile long distance walk explores some of the finest stretches of the Northumberland coastline and upland landscapes. From the hauntingly beautiful Holy Island in the North, the route links key sites associated with Oswald of Bernicia, the 7th Century King of Northumbria and later saint, and finishes at Heavenfield battlefield on Hadrian’s Wall where Oswald secured a decisive Northumbrian victory.
The route passes ancient castles perched on rocky promontories, quaint fishing villages, beautiful sandy bays, rugged coastline, scenic river valleys, heather clad moorland and hills, forests and farmland and truly captures the diversity of the Northumberland landscape.
Shepherds Walks Holidays have many years experience organising self guided walks along St Oswald’s Way, creating a memorable walking holiday that lasts a lifetime. So if you’ve been thinking about a walking holiday in Northumberland, it really doesn’t get better than this! They also run a wide range of other guided and self guided walking holidays in Northumberland including Hadrian’s Wall Trail, St Cuthbert’s Way, Northumberland Coastal Path and new for 2012, the Shepherds Way, a truly unique short break, discovering the shepherding secrets of the lowlands and uplands of Northumberland.