St. Cuthbert's Way
published 2010 • 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" • 64 pages • full-color photos • maps
ISBN 9781898481362 • paperback/waterproof • $17.95 •
Follow the footsteps of St Cuthbert in this easy-going walk of 62 miles from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders to the holy island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea. The route passes many fine abbeys and castles, includes a section of Roman road and finishes with the barefoot Pilgrims' Path across tidal sands. The guidebook has 60 photographs, easy-to-use map flap and is waterproof.
Ronald Turnbull is based in southern Scotland, midway between Arrochar and Ambleside. He has a particular interest in multi-day backpack trips over rough country, summit sleep-outs, and challenge walks both established and self-devised. He has completed 19 different coast-to-coast journeys across various parts of the UK and slept out without a tent on 60 different UK summits. As well as the UK hills in all their wonderful variety, he enjoys hot, rocky, and preferably Spanish-speaking corners of Europe, and makes occasional hikes through the USA.
He has won the Outdoor Writers' Guild Award for Excellence six times in four separate categories. In 1995 he won the Fell Running Association's Long Distance Trophy for a 10-day run over all the hills of Southern Scotland - a journey of 450 miles with over 90,000ft of ascent. He completed the 24-hour Bob Graham Round of 42 Lakeland summits in 1994.
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