The Pilgrim’s Path to Lindisfarne

St Cuthbert was an Anglo-Saxon monk who took up residence on the island of Lindisfarne, where he would one day become bishop.  After his death, he was said to be the cause of many great miracles and was venerated as a saint.  For this reason, the island he once called home became a popular pilgrimage site — but not one accessed by boat.  Instead, when the tide recedes, it is possible to walk across the sand to reach this most Holy Island.

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Doddington Moor

Situated just outside of the boundaries of the Northumberland National Park and a stone’s throw away from the foothills of the Cheviots, the moorland north of Wooler is woefully overlooked by walkers.  Yet one need only glance at a map to realise that in this small area lie an incredible number of prehistoric sites, from Neolithic rock art and a stone circle to an Iron Age hill fort.

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