St Cuthberts Way: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

Start: Melrose Finish: Lindisfarne Distance: 64 miles (103km) Total ascent: 6,805ft (2,075m) Traditional sections: (west to east over five days) Melrose - Harestones, 15 milesHarestones - Kirk Yetholm, 17.5 miles Kirk Yetholm - Wooler, 13 miles Wooler - Fenwick 12.5 milesFenwick to Lindisfarne, 6 miles For context to the below observations, opinions and advice; I … Continue reading St Cuthberts Way: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

St Cuthberts Way, Day 5: Beal to Lindisfarne (3 miles)

It isn't often that I've had reason to keep tide times on me, but those hours and minutes had been printed back home, written down several times, stored in my phone and recounted in my mind over and over. Lindisfarne is only accessible at low tide. Even the road causeway that cars drive across falls … Continue reading St Cuthberts Way, Day 5: Beal to Lindisfarne (3 miles)

St Cuthberts Way, Day 4: Wooler to Beal (13 miles)

I had woken at my normal early time and on finding my clothes not quite dry enough, had turned the heat up on the radiator and tried to get a couple more hours sleep. This simply resulted in having slightly less damp but still sweaty clothes, and now being sweaty already myself before I'd even … Continue reading St Cuthberts Way, Day 4: Wooler to Beal (13 miles)