Detchant – The Causeway.

                                                     View of Lindisfarne.

Yet another lift this morning – back to Detchant to rejoin the way. Sunny again. With views over the coast we walked along the ridge and then into the woods, lovely mixed woodland. This area seems to be popular as the tracks were very muddy, the worst on the trip. The pleasant rural scenery however made up for it . The village of Fenwick was passed without much fuss and then the busy A1 crossed back to quiet lanes. We started to meet several SCW walkers going E to W, they had crossed the causeway before the tide encroached. Crossing the main East Coast Railway line involved phoning the signalman to check no trains were coming – they approach at great speed.

just a blur!

Our next hazard was a great big bull in a field, quickly passed!  Safely at the coast there were reminders of our WW2 defences, concrete blocks to make landing difficult, fortunately never needed. The low lying seaward land was a sea of thrift.  We knew the tides were against us today so a walk onto Lindisfarne awaits another time. [like the look of The Northumberland Coastal Path] All we had to do was dip our toes in the sea and phone a taxi to whisk us to Berwick, a quick lunchtime Chinese and the train home.                                                           Croft Cabs to the rescue.

So another LDW completed. I would certainly recommend St. Cuthbert’s Way, easily accomplished with good paths through beautiful scenery.

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