Discover the wilder side of the Northumberland coast with this easy walk at Bamburgh that features fine views of Lindisfarne and Budle Bay.
The Pilgrim’s Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne Walk
- Adult 18+
- Teenager 12-17
- Child 6-11
- Private Tour Per Person
- Family Ticket 2 adults + 2/3 children under 17
In the footsteps of Kings and Saints
The Pilgrim’s Way links Holy Island to the mainland and follows the ‘poles’ across the bay. If this is your first visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, then this is the way to go. You can walk it barefoot when it’s warm, very traditional, or put on your wellies and wrap up warm when it’s cold. This EASY walk is 7-miles (11-kilometres) and completely level, no hills I promise. Great care is taken to ensure the walk is completed within the safe crossing times to and from the Island.
From April to September, at low tide, hundreds of grey seals gather on the sandbanks. They sing, they really do; the sound is perhaps eerie, mournful but certainly memorable. From October to March, there are no seals, they have departed for the Farne Islands. However, thousands of migrating birds come calling and the bay is filled with sound and activity as they take advantage of the smorgasbord of food on offer across the vast mudflats.
You will remember the peace, the big skies, the singing seals, some of the amazing history (I hope) and the experience of splashing across the bay on the Pilgrim’s Way to the Holy island of Lindisfarne.
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
- 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!