Ram­blers take old route to Holy Is­land

East Kilbride News - - CLUB NEWS -

On the move view to con­vert­ing the pa­gan An­gles and Sax­ons.

The com­mu­nity flour­ished un­til the ar­rival of Vik­ing raiders in 793.

Dun­can­rig ram­blers had a choice of two routes across to the is­land.

The modern cause­way is cut off twice a day by the tide. One group took this route and were able to en­joy time ex­plor­ing the pri­ory and some vil­lage shops be­fore re­turn­ing over the cause­way.

The other group fol­lowed the orig­i­nal route over the sands that the monks and pil­grims have used for over 1300 years.

They fol­lowed a pole line over the sands. The old route also has a refuge about half­way across for any­one who gets the tide tim­ings wrong.

Af­ter the sand the walk­ers en­tered the vil­lage and went on to the east coast of the is­land, pass­ing the old cas­tle and on to the pri­ory and her­itage cen­tre be­fore re­turn­ing to the coach via the cause­way.

Both groups en­joyed their so­cial time in Ber­wick-up­onTweed.

The next walks are this Sun­day in Galashiels, Scot­tish Bor­ders. New mem­bers are wel­come.

Visit www.dun­can­rig.com for de­tails of all club ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ready to leave the vil­lage

Pic­turesque Bam­burgh Cas­tle in the back­ground

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