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.
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.
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 Luckenbooth.
It is also our intention to offer other opportunities for the distribution of this booklet, so bookmark this
page and return soon when we hope to have fuller details.
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
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 below show the majority of them following a meeting at Coldingham
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