Di, Denise & Paul recently travelled to Northumberland to complete St Cuthbert's Way and we are very grateful to Di for providing us with some reflections of the holiday; "We walked St Cuthbert’s Way in May through the quiet countryside of the Scottish Borders and Northumbria joining together places associated with the 7th century Saint. It begins in the market town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishes on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the edge of the North Sea. In-between it takes in some beautiful countryside including the banks of the River Tweed and the foothills of the Cheviots. As the coast draws near, you will visit St Cuthbert’s Cave before descending to the unique tidal causeway which leads to Holy Island with its spectacular priory and castle. The causeway is underwater for 5 hours at high tide - so you need to consult the tide tables. This is
Twelve MFCG members joined Ken Harding for a week of walking in the beautiful county of Northumberland. The group stayed in the pretty town of Alnwick and enjoyed walks in the Cheviot Hills, along Hadrians Wall, in the Northumberland National Park and on the England coastal path which included a visit to Bamburgh. The highlight of the week was walking barefoot (following in the footsteps of the Pilgrims) to Lindisfarne. All in all a great holiday and brilliant company.