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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Walk in the steps of St Cuthbert for charity
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¬†The Alzheimer's Society is looking for people to join them on sponsored walks in the steps of St Cuthbert, from 14≠17 April and 8≠11 September 2005. St Cuthbert's Way Walk traverses 62 miles through the spectacular and highly varied countryside between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the coast of Northumberland. The route roughly follows that taken by the local 7th century saint when he left Melrose, where he was a Prior, to become Prior and later Bishop of Lindisfarne. A native of the Borders, St Cuthbert spent his life in the service of the church. After his death he was buried on Holy Island and was canonized eleven years later, when his coffin was opened and his body had miraculously remained perfectly preserved. Starting at the 12th century Cistercian abbey in Melrose, the route climbs through the distinctive Eildon Hills. Other religious sites featured during the trip include abbeys at Jedburgh and Dryburgh. The historical landmarks of a Roman signalling station and a Roman road, not to mention the border itself, a violent battleground in the Middle Ages, are all featured in the four day ramble. The walk culminates at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne providing the perfect setting to round off this invigorating journey. Accommodation, packed lunches, bottled water, much needed chocolate bars, transport from Edinburgh and Glasgow, transportation of belongings and the services of a fully qualified guide are all included in the trip. Anyone interested in taking part in this historic cross border walk can find more details at http://www.alzheimers.org.uk
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