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Hike around the island

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Hike around the island

We are visiting 1 June and staying in Berwick-Upon-Tweed the night before. Crossing looks like it's allowed at 08:35 and we were hoping to get there early and walk around the island. This seems like a silly question as a "walk around the island" seems pretty descriptive. Is the trail self-explanatory? Is there a defined trailhead? We are also planning on booking a walk with Mary later in the day. Any thoughts on this or other ways to spend time until the visitor center opens?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

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1. Re: Hike around the island

are you driving there? ... if so, the time we went everyone headed for the car park by the village which is the obvious place to go as there really isn't many other options ... it is a "pay-and-display" car park and I do hope you won't begrudge the modest charge

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there were direction signs from the car park to the locality, but really it's quite obvious

there are a couple of maps

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2. Re: Hike around the island

Thanks cazinatutu. The maps are splendid and I'm sure we'll use them. Thanks also for the heads up on parking.

I re-read my question and realized I was totally un-clear! I was asking if there was a trail that circles the island and, if so, the best way to access it.

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3. Re: Hike around the island

Do a 'Google' for "Lindisfarne Island walks" or "Holy Island walks"

You will find quite a few websites that have information for you.

as far as I can see, it's not possible to walk all the way around the perimeter, but there is a good walk that encompasses quite a bit of the coast and takes about 5 hours on "the walking Englishman" website....

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4. Re: Hike around the island

If you go to bing maps https://www.bing.com/maps/

…zoom into Holy Island, then change the view on the right side of the screen from Road to Ordnance Survey you can see the marked footpaths in green. Easy to walk around the island.

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5. Re: Hike around the island

Great tip, nowhereman 64. Don't use Bing much so it was enlightening .Essexwanderer, that's just what I did and found just what I was looking for! Thanks!

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6. Re: Hike around the island

Don't worry-you can pick up the path rather easily;we had no maps-you can walk, although the sheep dung can be a problem. We got half-way and then the rains came so weren't able to finish-and I mean, rain, although it wasn't in the forecast. It didn't let up!

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