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The Pilgrim’s Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne Walk

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Walk the Pilgrim’s Way to Holy Island

We’ll be walking in the footsteps of the Saints and early Christians along the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route to Lindisfarne, a path that has been in use for at least 1,500 years. Between the end of May and the end of September it is usually warm enough to walk barefoot, otherwise I recommend wellies in the colder months of the year.

It is too wet for your good walking boots throughout the year, so alternatively you can wear trainers, surf shoes or crocs if you want something on your feet. We’ll be serenaded by the ‘singing seals’ through the Spring, Summer and early Autumn months.

In October, the seals depart for their Winter quarters on the Farne Islands and their haunting calls vanish from Lindisfarne Bay. However, the seals are replaced by thousands of migrating birds and it is those that we begin to see and hear as they arrive in Lindisfarne Bay from their breeding grounds in the high Arctic.

Lindisfarne Sunset Walk

Setting off late in the afternoon, you get to enjoy the big skies, the squidgy mud between your toes, the singing seals and beautiful scenery too. Once on the island, we stop off for refreshments, visit some of the key features and walk up to the castle to enjoy the peace and calm of this remarkable place.

Then, as sunset approaches, we head back across Lindisfarne Bay, watching the sun move slowly across the sky towards the west and arrive back on the mainland as the sun sets below the horizon. This is a unique experience for many and comes highly recommended, so book early to ensure you get your place on this Lindisfarne walk.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable 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

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