St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

A few shots from my most recent visit to Northumberland (last week), walking/re-walking some sections of St Oswald’s Way for my new Cicerone guide, due out later this year.

Morning light on Warkworth Castle (built from the 12th to the 15th century), Warkworth, St Oswald’s Way / Northumberland Coast Path, Northumberland

Victorian postbox in the wall of what was formerly the village school, one of the oldest buildings in Great Bavington, St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

The remains of Whittington Mill, an 18th century windmill near the village of Great Whittington, St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

Whittington Mill

Looking towards the Simonside Hills (a SSSI, or Site of Special Scientific Interest), Northumberland National Park, from the edge of Harwood Forest, St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

18th century stone bridge over the River Coquet at Pauperhaugh, St Oswald’s Way, Northumberland

D700 + 14-24/2.8 (#2, 3, 5 & 6), 24 PC-E (#1) and 70-200/2.8 (#4).

All photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.



  1. Would be interested to know how the St Oswalds Way compares to the St Cuthberts Way. It looks an interesting walk and one that is on my radar to complete in the future – is it waymarked on the ground (apart from locally marked paths)?

    • Hi Ron, sorry for the slow reply – I’m in Slovakia at the moment. Yes they’re both lovely walks, St Oswald’s Way is slightly longer and spends more time following the coast, and crosses Simonside in Northumberland National Park (whereas St Cuthbert’s Way crosses the Cheviots in Northumberland National Park). Waymarking is fine. Cicerone guide due out in the autumn if you’re interested ;~)

  2. Nice photos, you need some moody North Sea ones to get the atmosphere of the St Oswalds Way right though! The best walk I’ve done, it has a bit of everything!

    Good luck with the Guide!

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