St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way: Long-distance trails in Northumberland and the Borders [NOOK Book]

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In easy stages, this guide describes two long-distance trails through the unspoilt scenery of Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way begins at Heavenfield and its 97 miles take in rolling farmland before reaching the coast's vast sandy beaches. The 62-mile St Cuthbert's Way, beginning at Melrose, crosses the rugged crags and heather moorland of the Cheviot Hills. Both trails pass through Northumberland National Park to converge on the atmospheric Holy Island - a crucible of Christianity in Britain, and a...
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St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way: Long-distance trails in Northumberland and the Borders

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Overview

In easy stages, this guide describes two long-distance trails through the unspoilt scenery of Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way begins at Heavenfield and its 97 miles take in rolling farmland before reaching the coast's vast sandy beaches. The 62-mile St Cuthbert's Way, beginning at Melrose, crosses the rugged crags and heather moorland of the Cheviot Hills. Both trails pass through Northumberland National Park to converge on the atmospheric Holy Island - a crucible of Christianity in Britain, and a site of pilgrimage even today. Each can be walked within a week. The guidebook also offers information about the rolling dunes and tidal flats that make up the Northumberland Coast Path. From Cresswell to Berwick (64 miles), this trail covers the entire length of the Northumberland Coast AONB. The variety of scenery, a rich history including Iron Age forts, medieval abbeys and impressive castles, as well as plentiful local wildlife, make Northumberland and the Borders one of Britain's most beautiful corners to explore on foot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849657785
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning writer and photographer whose love of travel and remote places has taken him from the Balkans to eastern Turkey, Central Asia and Patagonia. Guilty for many years of travelling straight through Northumberland en route to the Highlands, he finally stopped to spend time here in 2008 - and has been returning to his favourite corner of Britain ever since.
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning writer and photographer whose love of travel and remote places has taken him from the Balkans to eastern Turkey, Central Asia and Patagonia. He is the author of several books including guides to Croatia, Montenegro, Torres del Paine, St Oswald's Way and Istria, and his work has been published widely in magazines such as BBC Countryfile, CNN Traveller, Discover Britain, France, Hidden Europe, National Geographic Traveller, OE, Wanderlust and Vanity Fair.

A Croatia and Eastern Europe specialist, he first visited Croatia in the 1990s, returned to live in Zagreb for two years, and continues to make several trips a year to his favourite country in Europe. Rudolf is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and the British Guild of Travel Writers. He lives in London.


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Table of Contents

Map key
Overview map

Introduction

Geology
Weather
Wildlife and plants
Northumberland National Park
Northumberland Coast AONB
Eildon and Leaderfoot NSA
History and heritage
Pronunciation and glossary
Transport
Accommodation
About the routes
When to go
What to take
Waymarking and access
Maps
Hill and coastal safety
Emergencies
Using this guide

St Oswald's Way

Stage 1 Heavenfield to Kirkwhelpington
Stage 2 Kirkwhelpington to Rothbury
Stage 3 Rothbury to Warkworth
Stage 4 Warkworth to Craster
Stage 5 Craster to Bamburgh
Stage 6 Bamburgh to Fenwick/West Mains
Stage 7 Fenwick/West Mains to Holy Island
Stage 8 Holy Island to Berwick-upon-Tweed

St Cuthbert's Way

Stage 1 Melrose to Jedburgh
Stage 2 Jedburgh to Kirk Yetholm
Stage 3 Kirk Yetholm to Wooler
Stage 4 Wooler to Fenwick/West Mains

(For Stages 5 and 6 see St Oswald's Way Stages 7 and 8)

Appendix A Northumberland Coast Path
Appendix B Route summary table
Appendix C Accommodation
Appendix D Useful contacts
Appendix E Further reading
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