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Holy Island of Lindisfarne Walk

Quick Details

Adult 18+
Teenager 12-17
Child 6-11
Private Tour Per Person
Family Ticket 2 adults + 2/3 children under 17

Cut off by the tide on Holy Island

This EASY wander of about 4-miles (6-kilometres) around the village is a treat and we’re there when the tide is in and the causeway is closed. There is time to delve a little deeper into the history of Holy Island and find that quiet spot to stand and stare in this beautiful corner of Northumberland.

Between April and September, hundreds of Atlantic grey seals haul out on the sand bars in the bay; you can hear them ‘singing’ or calling, timeless, memorable and amazing. When the seals go off to the Farne Islands in the Autumn, thousands of migrating birds come calling, all the way from the Arctic Circle and the atmosphere changes again. In the Summer, there are some extraordinary wildflower displays, hundreds of orchids bloom beside the dune paths, briefly lighting up the island’s meadows.

As the sea recedes and the causeway opens to visitors, you’ll be leaving, going against the tide of traffic, having experienced Holy Island as an island and you’ll be very pleased that you did.

What to Bring

  • Walking boots or walking shoes
  • Polyester cotton trousers; no denim jeans, please
  • A waterproof coat, waterproof trousers, a hat, and gloves; a sunhat such as a baseball cap for sunny days
  • Sunscreen
  • One bottle of water per person, 1 to 1.5 litres is recommended
  • A spare jumper or fleece; it’s always nice to have a warm top to put on if needed
  • A picnic lunch and some snacks
  • A small rucksack to carry it all in and please put everything inside the rucksack in a plastic bag of some sort; rucksacks are not waterproof

Clothing depends on the season. Please contact us for advice or for larger groups!