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St Cuthberts Way  Lindisfarne Gospels

St Cuthberts Way Lindisfarne Gospels

Wed 10th April 2013

 

This year sees the welcomed return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East, their spiritual home. The Gospels were made and used at Lindisfarne Priory in the 8th Century by one man, Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne and were inspired by St Cuthbert. These ancient manuscripts will be on display at Durham Cathedral from 7 July 2013 until 30 September 2013.

St Cuthbert was the patron saint of Northumbria and one of the most important medieval saints of England. St Cuthbert’s Way takes in many sites associated with the saint, starting in the Scottish Border town of Melrose where it is said that he started his ministry and religious devotion, and finishing at the holy island of Lindisfarne where he ended his days. This superb 67 mile long route was opened in 1996 and has gained the reputation of being one of the most enjoyable long distance walks in the UK. It has a rich historic and religious interest and great walking as the route takes in the beautiful Eildon Hills on the Scottish Border and high level walking in the Cheviot Hills, crossing moorland, and stunning coastal landscapes, not to mention the many abbeys, churches, castles and prehistoric remains on the way, it literally has everything to inspire the walker.

As a local business Shepherds Walks Holidays delivers some of the best walking holidays in Northumberland, so why not let them help you organise your own celebration of the Gospels return to the North East with a self guided walking holiday along St Cuthbert’s Way?

Don’t forget we also offer a collection of classic walks, guided and self guided, that give you a real flavour of the scenery, heritage and renowned hospitality of Northumberland and the Borders, including the Hadrian’s Wall Trail, St Oswald’s Way and the Northumberland Coast Path. You can view all our holidays here.

 

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