St Cuthbert's Way is one of the most beautiful long distance walking routes in Britain. It can become part of a later day pilgrimage. Walking from Melrose in Scotland to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Where the body of the Anglo Saxon Saint Cuthbert used to rest. The journey he once trod on his way to sainthood.
Many pilgrims complete their journey by staying Marygate House for two days of rest and retreat.
What is pilgrimage?
"A pilgrimage is a journey with a hallowed purpose. Every step along the way has meaning. The pilgrim knows that life giving challenges will emerge. A pilgrimage is not a vacation; it is a transformational journey during which significant change takes place. New insights are given. Deeper understanding is attained. New and old places in the heart are visited. Blessings are received and healing takes place. On return from the pilgrimage, life is seen with different eyes. Nothing will ever be quite the same again."
Pilgrims wishing to stay at Marygate House time their arrival to arrive on Holy Island during the safe crossing times on a Friday, then stay until after lunch (3pm) on the Sunday. Then return home to see life with different eyes.