Beal Sands - Goswick Sands - Holy Island - Beal Sands

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Lindisfarne was central to the development of Christianity in the North-East; the magnificently illustrated Lindisfarne Gospel was created here and St Cuthbert's last years were spent on the island. The abbey, visitor centre and castle are all well worth a visit. This route however, does not permit more than a brief visit - Lindisfarne is totally cut off from the mainland at low tide and close attention must be paid to timings. See the Additional Information section for more detail. We first cross the vast Goswick Sands to gain the island by The Snook, then continue to the village and castle. The return by the Pilgrim's Way is marked by poles and waterproof boots are mandatory.

England - North England - Northumberland - Coast


Birds, Castle, Church, Great Views, Pub, Sea

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Distance away
18 Miles