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Holy Island - Lindisfarne Castle & Emmanuel Head
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Photo from the walk - Holy Island - Lindisfarne Castle & Emmanuel Head

County/Area - Northumberland County

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 km

Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Grade - easy

This circular Northumberland walk on Holy Island includes St Mary's Parish Church, the ruined Priory and Lindisfarne Castle. The route also explores the eastern shore of the island and the wild sand dunes on the north coast. In season many species of birds can be seen.  A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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