St.Cuthbert's Way Walk,
23rd - 28th September 2013
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The route:
Melrose Abbey - Bowden - Newtown St Boswells - Dryburgh - Benrig Cemetery - St Boswells - Maxton - Dere Street - Ancrum - Battle of Ancrum Moor - Peniel Heugh - Jedburgh- Harestanes Visitor Centre - River Teviot - Monteviot House - Nisbet, Roxburghshire - Cessford - OxnamWater - Littledeanless - Cessford Moor - Cessford Castle - Morebattle - Kale Water - Mow - Town Yetholm - Kirk Yetholm - Hethpool - Elsdon Burn - Yeavering - Humbleton Hill - River Till - Doddington- Wooler - Beal - Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - Lindisfarne Priory - Lindisfarne Castle - Farne Islands.

The walk is named after Cuthbert, a 7th-century saint, a native of the Borders who spent his life in the service of the church. He began his work at Melrose Abbey. He achieved the status of Bishop, and when he died he was buried on Holy Island. He was called a saint eleven years after his death, when his coffin was opened and his remains found to be perfectly preserved.

Photos by Sean McKay      Click on a photo for enlarged version

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Lost again?

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St.Cuthbert's Cave

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When's the next train to Dumfries, please?

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Page 1 - start of the walk     Page 3 - Holy Island, meeting the coach party and church service
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