There’s nothing like putting one foot in front of the other, day after day, in all weathers, for getting you in touch with the things that really matter.
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
– A field guide to places of interest along the route
– An introduction to St Cuthbert and his world
– Songs, meditations and stories
– Ideas and resources for a contemporary pilgrimage experience
While other guides major on directions, this one brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities, while leaving you free to experience your own pilgrimage for yourself. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the way.
Mary Low is a writer and independent scholar with a long-standing interest in the religious and spiritual traditions of Scotland and Ireland. She has lived near Melrose in the Scottish Borders for most of her life. Her other books include Celtic Christianity and Nature and Cherish the Earth. This new and thoroughly revised edition of St Cuthbert’s Way brings her unique Companion up to date for a new generation of readers.
‘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, former 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