Holy Island

FANTASTIC ROUTES ON YOUR DOORSTEP - Berwick to Holy Island

About The Route

Get down onto the seafront in Spittal and you’ll find things very easy, as the first part of this bike ride follows the National Cycle Network Route 1 down the coast. From the promenade head south along the coast until you reach the end of the houses, where you’ll need to climb a steep incline that takes you up onto the path.
It does get a bit rough and you’re close to the cliff edge, so take care. Just before you get to Goswick Golf Course the path will cut inland (there is good signposting all the way down the route). It then arches back closer to the coastline.
Finally, after crossing a couple of burns, you’ll reach the crossing to Holy Island. A unique place to cycle. Follow the signs to the Priory which will lead you to the main conurbation on the island where you’ll find a couple of pubs for a well-earned drink.
📍 Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed.
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Route Details


Route: Berwick upon Tweed Station to Lindisfarne Priory


Distance: 15 Miles


Terrain: Medium terrain, mostly flat with on and off road paths


Access: Train station at Berwick


National Cycle Network: National Route 1

Useful Tips


Berwick Town Centre: Take care through Berwick town centre, Tweedmouth and crossing the mainline railway in Cheswick.


Weather: The route is exposed so this ride may suit older children and is best done in dry and settled weather


Holy Island: Holy Island can only be reached via a 3 mile causeway which is closed two hours before high tide and until three hours after. Make sure you check the tide tables before setting off.

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