Northern Saints Trail - Way of the Sea: Warkworth to Jarrow – 62 miles, 6 days

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This route uses the existing England Coast Path, apart from the three miles from the ferry terminal at South Shields to Jarrow. It links with St Oswald’s Way at Warkworth and with The Way of Learning at Jarrow, and visits Tynemouth Priory, significant for 2,000 years and loved for its sweeping coastal views.

Highlights

  • Inspired by the stories of the A-Team of Northern Saints
  • Lots of route options within a relatively compact geographical area
  • County Durham and Northumberland’s open landscapes
  • Durham being a keystone of these routes

Holy Places on the Northern Saints Trails that are mentioned in Britain’s Pilgrim Places book:

  • Hartlepool
  • Escomb
  • Durham
  • Newton Hall / Finchale Priory
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Monkwearmouth
  • Jarrow
  • Tynemouth
  • Newcastle
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Northern Saints Trail to Durham Cathedral - Way of the Sea

North of England

62
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6
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