Walking and Cycling

Alnmouth Church Hill

Take a helping of beautiful countryside or a portion of unspoilt coastline.  Add a dash of fascinating churches old and new and wrap it all up in the warm welcome of local communities. And what do you get?  Just the perfect recipe for great leisure walking with plenty of interest for all.

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims by exploring all or part of the following long distance walking routes with a Christian heritage theme:

St Cuthbert’s Way – 62 miles (100 km) from Melrose in Scotland to Holy Island, through places of significance to the life of St Cuthbert.

St Oswald’s Way – 97 miles (156 km) from Holy Island to Heavenfield and Hadrian’s Wall in the south, with links to St. Oswald, 7th century King of Northumbria.

Bede’s Way - 12 miles (19 km) walk or cycle route linking the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Peter’s in Wearmouth and St Paul’s in Jarrow. Leaflets available at either church or via the website.

Shorter walks available to download as PDF guides:

  • Lindisfarne Pilgrim Guide
  • Inspired Alnwick
  • Cuddy's Corse
  • Hidden Heritage
  • Bamburgh to Warkworth Coastal Churches Trail
  • Country Churches Revealed

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