St Oswald's Way
St Oswald's Way is a 97 mile (155 km) long distance path which begins on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and follows the footsteps of King Oswald along the stunning Northumberland Coast before heading inland along the Coquet River to Rothbury. From this traditional market town below the sandstone outcrops of the Simonside Hills, the Way heads south to Hadrian's Wall and it ends at Heavenfield, the scene of Oswald's victory over King Penda of Mercia and Caedwalla of Wales. On this self guided walk along St Oswald's Way you will encounter impressive castles, spectacular coastline, scenic river valleys, rolling hills, attractive villages, and old coaching Inns. You will walk on coastal paths, sand dunes and pebble beaches, along quiet riverside trails, on forest tracks and disused railway lines, across wild moorland and along the course of Hadrian's Wall.