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A sunset walk on the Pilgrim's Way

culture walk

A sunset walk on the Pilgrim's Way

19 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
culture walk

A sunset walk on the Pilgrim's Way

culture walk

A sunset walk on the Pilgrim's Way

19 reviews
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Imagine walking across the sea on the traditional Pilgrim’s route to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Jewel of the Northumberland Coast. Imagine walking barefoot, the sand between your toes, the only sound is the splish-splash of your feet in the water and the mournful ‘singing’ of the hundreds of grey seals ‘hauled’ out on the sandbars in the bay. The crossing is dictated by the tide, so you really have to go with a guide to be safe and along the way you will hear tales of the people who over the past 1,500 years have walked this way. Once we reach Holy Island, we pause for refreshments in The Ship Inn, a traditional English pub and then we explore the Island close to the village centre. The best is yet to come, as the sun begins to set, we return to the Pilgrim’s Way and begin the crossing, this time going in the opposite direction. We are again walking barefoot, but this time towards the setting sun and it can be spectacular. The skies turn red as the sun dips below the horizon, dusk arrives and soon darkness envelops us, as we arrive back on the mainland with some brilliant memories of our sunset walk across the sea to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Your host

Learn more about Patrick

Patrick

I founded Footsteps in Northumberland in 2011 and since then, I have led hundreds of guided walks for hundreds of visitors. I qualified as a walking guide in 2011 and if I'm not on the coast, I'm in the hills and mountains of Northumberland or trekking along Hadrian's Wall, another passion of mine. I love history and I love the Pilgrim's Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Before 2011 and Footsteps, I worked in urban forestry and as a Countryside Ranger, which is where I got my love for the landscape and the people who fashioned it throughout history. I look forward to walking with you.

What's included

Food
Chocolate biscuits for the journey.
Equipment
Safety equipment, spare hats and gloves to share if needed.

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Where you'll be

The Pilgrim's Way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a path, some 3-miles (5 kilometres) in distance across the sea and in use for 1,500 years The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and some of the features, views and significant places on the Island The Ship Inn, a traditional English pub for refreshments The return journey back across the Pilgrim's Way to the mainland The total distance there and back is 7-miles, including walking on the Island

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Infants will have to be carried and the walk is NOT suitable for pushchairs or strollers

More tips

Because of the tides, the walk is carefully planned to ensure that we make the crossing and the return journey well within the safe crossing times and within a significant margin of safety. There are often areas of shallow seawater and a couple of narrow streams to cross, your feet will get wet.

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A sunset walk on the Pilgrim's Way
19 reviews
$39/person
19 reviews
$39/person