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Old Melrose Walk and Talk event

This event was part of my Reading St Cuthbert's Way tour and definitely a highlight! Old Melrose is the site of the Anglo-Saxon monastery where St Cuthbert started his vocation and went on to become prior. The site is a promontory surrounded on three sides by the...

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Eider duck requiem

The second week of June this year brought torrential rain, strong winds and unseasonably cold temperatures. After a succession of dreary indoor days, I pulled out my winter coat and set off for a walk down the pier. Berwick pier runs out at an angle to the estuary for...

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Channelkirk and Cuthbert’s childhood

  St Cuthbert’s Way is the celebrated long-distance footpath associated with the life of St Cuthbert. But once a year there is an opportunity to walk a related but less well-known route which has a particular association with the childhood of St Cuthbert. This year...

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Author event at Main Street Trading

Another event in the Reading St Cuthbert's Way series - at Mainstreet Trading in St Boswell's. Hope you can join us! Event:    Katharine Tiernan talking about her novel, Cuthbert of Farne Date:      Tuesday 28th May, 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm) Tickets:  £10 (includes...

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St Cuthbert’s Way Reading Tour

  Yesterday I met with the Steering Group of the St Cuthbert's Way long distance path, to discuss plans for my Reading Tour of the Way in the Summer. It was a great privilege to meet Ron Shaw, the Route Originator of the Way back in the Nineties, and author of the...

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What Bede didn’t tell us: writing ‘Cuthbert of Farne’

During my childhood in North Northumberland in the fifties and sixties, St Cuthbert was a familiar background presence. Days out with a picnic on Lindisfarne always included a search along the shore for Cuddy’s beads, the crinoid fossils that local folklore held were...

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