The beauty of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland

The 6 day pilgrimage takes us from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Holy Island on the Northumberland coast in England.  65 miles of gorgeous scenery, breathtaking views and ancient Christian history.  We follow the St. Cuthbert Way, an established hiking and pilgrimage route that is well-marked and well-traveled. 

An alternative, shorter 3 day pilgrimage is also offered on the St. Cuthbert Way, starting at Wooler in England and ending on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  This shorter excursion (approximately 15 miles) is less physically taxing, but misses the beauties of the Tweed Valley and Border Abbey ruins in Scotland and the high viewpoints of the Cheviot Hills.  Nevertheless, it does encompass the 5-fold encounters of an East Mountain pilgrimage.

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The St. Cuthbert Way

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

An ancient cradle of Christianity for Scotland and England, Lindisfarne is the end goal of our pilgrimage.  An island accessible only twice a day at low tide, Lindisfarne is widely considered a holy place where the veil between Heaven and Earth is palpably "thin." Come experience this for yourself, cross the pilgrim sands on foot and join hundreds of thousands of pilgrims across the centuries who have made this special journey!

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