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Forth to Farne Way
John Henderson   Jacquetta Megarry  
01 December 2020
UK price £12.99
72pp, 170g

Forth to Farne Way

North Berwick to Lindisfarne


John Henderson Jacquetta Megarry

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This inspiring 70-mile pilgrim route starts from North Berwick on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, and continues via Whitekirk’s 12th century church to Dunbar. It follows the North Sea coastline to the stunning scenery of St Abb’s Head and visits Coldingham Priory, perhaps Scotland’s most important Benedictine monastery. Enjoy impressive cliffs and dramatic sea stacks between visits to historic fishing villages.  Cross the border and enter Berwick with its ramparts, walls and bridges across the River Tweed. The route culminates with a barefoot crossing of the Holy Island sands to Lindisfarne, where St Aidan founded a monastery in AD 635.

Most people will complete the route within 5 to 8 days, staying in friendly B&Bs along the route, but it can also be done in several shorter expeditions using train and bus.


This 72-page guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Forth to Farne Way:

  • route detail in sections, with distance, terrain and refreshments
  • where to find food and accommodation
  • background on the spiritual dimension, geology and wildlife
  • planning information for travel by train, bus, car or plane
  • 16 pages with detailed route mapping at 1:30,000
  • in full colour, with 135 photographs
  • rucksack-friendly and on rainproof paper.
  • The lighthouse on St Abb's Head, with foghorn

    © Rucksack Readers

  • Memorial to the 1881 fishing disaster, St Abbs

    © Rucksack Readers

  • Over Mire Loch, with St Abbs headland beyond

    © Visit Berwickshire Coast

  • Refuge on the causeway to Lindisfarne

    © Helen Hotson/

  • Lindisfarne Priory, the end of the Forth to Farne Way

    © Biennguyen/

  • West across the Pilgrim Way

    © The Cuthbert Centre, Lindisfarne

The lighthouse on St Abb's Head, with foghorn

© Rucksack Readers