Long Distance Trails

In addition to our two National Trails, are a number of long-distance walking trails that offer walkers exceptional views of our wild and diverse landscape, as they pass through tranquil valleys, open moorland and picturesque hamlets.

St Oswald’s Way

St Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland. The route links some of the places associated with St. Oswald, the King of Northumbria in the early 7th Century, who played a major part in bringing Christianity to his people.

From Holy Island in the north, St. Oswald’s Way follows the stunning Northumberland coast, before heading inland across beautiful countryside to Heavenfield and Hadrian’s Wall in the south, covering a total distance of 97 miles (156 km). On the routes you will find castles, coastline, islands, scenic river valleys, hills, attractive villages, forest and farmland on your walk.

Find out more about the St Oswald’s Way here.

The Ravenber Way

The name Ravenber, is derived from the words Ravenglass and Berwick. This is challenging 210 mile, coast-to-coast walk from Ravenglass in Cumbria to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England`s northernmost town.

The route passes first through the mountain heart of Lakeland, and traces the Roman road over the High Street Range; crossing the pastoral Eden Valley, climbing the high Pennine, and heading towards the remote fell country of Northumberland.

The vast northern forests and rounded heights of the Cheviot Hills give way to the leafy valley of the River Till, and finally the traveller follows the banks of the mighty River Tweed to reach the North Sea at Berwick.

Find out more about the Ravenbar Way here.

St Cuthbert’s Way

St Cuthbert’s Way is an inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route, bridging the national border between Scotland and England.

The route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.

Find out more about the St Cuthbert’s Way here.