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Northern Saints TrailsThe Way of Light

Durham, Northumberland

72 km / 45 miles
Welcome to a breath-taking trail that transports you from the dawn of Christianity through to contemporary pilgrimage via Dark Ages battles that changed a region's faith, abbeys that matched Rome for majesty and a stunning seminary that taught England's leading ecclesiastics. More information on the Northern Saints website.


Waymark: Northern Saints Trails
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Northern Saints Trails
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: NY936694 - St Oswald's Church, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Finish: NZ273421 - Durham Cathedral, Durham View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2020
Web Sites: Northern Saints


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 87, 88
OS Landranger Active 87, 88
OS Explorer 31, 43, 307, 308
OS Explorer Active 31, 43, 307, 308

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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35 km
B & B Accommodation
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72 km

Route Profile:

71.7 km (44.6 miles)
1,401 m (4,596 ft) ascent
427 m (1,401 ft)  maximum height

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