St Cuthbert’s Way runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. This book, designed as a pilgrims’ companion, presents information essential for walking the Way, together with a field guide to places of interest along the route, additional material such as songs, meditations and stories, an introduction to St Cuthbert and his time, and ideas and resources for a contemporary pilgrimage experience. It is an ideal read for anyone with an interest in outdoor spirituality, early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Christianity, general history and the environment, and always leaves readers free to discover the meaning of their own journey.
There is also a free downloadable update to this book here.
About the author
Mary Low is a writer and independent scholar with a special interest in the religious and spiritual traditions of Scotland and Ireland. She lives near Melrose in the Scottish Borders and teaches occasionally at Edinburgh University. Her other books include Celtic Christianity and Nature and Cherish the Earth.
‘What Mary Low’s book does is to give a rich context for one specific pilgrimage, and in a way accessible to pilgrims of all faiths and those beyond faith. She connects St Cuthbert’s Way pilgrimage with the searching and yearning common to all humanity.’
– Mary Grey, editor of Ecotheology magazine
‘Here is a chance to walk with many people of history in a land of beauty touched by the Eternal.’
– David Adam