Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Location Details


Holy Island

Access in Summary

Lindisfarne NNR

Lindisfarne Nature Reserve is located on Holy Island which is accessed via a Causeway through the Village of Beale off of the A1 in Berwick upon Tweed. Visitors to the Reserve are advised that access across the Causeway onto Holy Island is governed by tidal patterns as the Causeway floods at high tide. Please check local tide times when planning visits onto the Reserve.

Car Park / Drop Off

There are 3 car parks on the Island. There is an accessible car park within the village with approximately 20 designated bays.

The Island Trail

The Island Trail is a circular walk of 6.9 km if taken in its entirety from the main public car park. The route is a little shorter if accessed from the designated disabled and coach car park however still exceeds 6km in length. The trail takes in areas of the shoreline and covers tracks over natural trodden ground including some narrow pathways through sand dunes. Visitors with mobility impairments should note that this route is not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility vehicles. Due to the rugged terrain in areas and steep narrow inclines along the route it is suggested that visitors should have a good level of physical fitness prior to tackling the trail. There are narrow areas of boardwalk and kissing gates along the route which may also restrict access for parents with pushchairs. There are stunning views across the Island and a variety of flora and fauna to be enjoyed.

Around The Snook Trail

The Around the Snook Trail is a circular walk of some 2.86km starting at the Snook Car Park. The trail covers mainly natural trodden sandy ground and also an area of the shoreline meaning that ground surfaces vary greatly. There are some steep and narrow pathways along the route which make this trail unsuitable for mobility impaired visitors.

The Big Bank Trail

The Big Bank Trail is a circular walk of around 2.1km starting at the Snook Car Park and running alongside the causeway for a distance before heading up through the dunes along the bank and part of the sandy shoreline. Track surfaces range from natural trodden ground along narrow paths to soft sand along the beach making this trail unsuitable for mobility impaired visitors.


There is an accessible toilet at the village car park. This is unlocked with a RADAR key.

Access Symbols Explained:

  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance dogs are welcome in our premises.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Accessible car parking We provide accessible car parking spaces for disabled customers.
Lindisfarne Causeway.
Car Park / Drop Off.
The Island Trail.
Around The Snook Trail.
The Big Bank Trail.
Accessible Toilet.
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