Forth to Farne Way

Celebrating the historic ties between St Andrews, Lindisfarne and Durham

News from the Forth to Farne Way

A 72 mile (115 km) long distance trail between North Berwick on the Firth of Forth and Lindisfarne that has been walked in both directions over the centuries by countless pilgrim.

This page provides the viewer with news in a chronological order relating to the walk and the work of the Steering Group under whose volunteering work this pilgrimage has been brought back to life in the 21st century.

A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures

In addition to the information regarding the walking route which appears on the website there is now a booklet titled "A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures". This has been written and edited by members of the Steering Group and is due to be printed in the very near future. The printing of this has been made possible by the very generous donation made by the Coldingham Bookshop and Coldingham Gala Committee.
In the very near future there will be a stock of the booklet "A Pilgrimage in Words and Pictures" available in the Coldingham Bookshop and from the Luckenbooth adjacent to the Coldingham Priory.
Further opportunities for the distribution of this booklet willbe added with time so bookmark this page.

Further options are to request a copy to be posted out, and this is done by clicking on this link and filling out your name and postal address. We do not charge for this publication but ask that a generous donation is given via the PayPal button below to cover the P & P and a sum towards us being able to reprint and distribute in the future.

The booklet can also be downloaded as a PDF file. To do this simply click on the booklet image.
This is an A5 twenty page book and it will, if downloaded, be printed on ten A4 sheets or five is printed on both sides. The download is free of charge however if you would like to support the ongoing work of the Forth to Farne Steering Group and enable further production of booklets such as this you can make a donation to the steering groups work (however large or small) by clicking on the donate button below.

Circular Walks related to Forth to Farne Way

So that walkers can undertake sections of the Pilgrimage Routes as day or part day walks the Steering Group have started to develop circular routes that incorporate elements of the main walking route.

The first such example is the Coldingham Circular which starts and ends at Coldingham Priory and heads north via Kirk Hill to St Abbs Lighthouse before returning by a more inland route.

To see the route and download a map and route commentary click on this link

Forth to Farne Way Launch

The route was formally launched on Sunday 15th October 2017 at St Mary's Church, Whitekirk, East Lothian.
The launch will be carried out by Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, Patron of the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum and former Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland.
The joint Service also marks the centenary of the Rededication of St Mary's Church in 1917, after its restoration from a devastating fire in February of 1914. The service was conducted by Rev Joanne Evans-Boiten Minister of Athelstaneford l/w Whitekirk and Tyninghame and the guest preacher was The Very Rev Dr John Cairns KCVO.
Following the Service there were light refreshments in the Church Hall.
The Stenton Singers and the Penston Band were providing musical items at the Church and Hall respectively.
Following the light refreshments a group of around twenty walked on a part of the Forth to Farne Way between Whitekirk and North Berwick ending the afternoon at the Coastal Communities Museum.

Steering Group Volunteers

The steering group has been meeting on a regular basis over several months and the location of the meetings has varied from Athelstaneford to Coldingham and Haddington. Not all the volunteers are able to attend all of the meetings however the photograph above shows the majority of them following a meeting at Coldingham Priory.

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