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The National Trust St Cuthbert's Cave car park at Holburn Grange

 

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Views of the Cheviot Hills

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St Cuthbert's Cave is believed to be one of the resting places of the body of St Cuthbert on its journey from Lindisfarne to Durham Cathedral in the 11th century

 

St. Cuthbert’s Cave is a magnificent overhanging outcrop of Sandstone rock, and is only supported by an isolated pillar of stone (picture below). It is reputed that the monks of Lindisfarne brought St. Cuthbert’s body to this place in AD 875 following Viking raids on the Island. In the Mid 19th Century the entrance was enclosed by a stone wall and used as a ‘lambing shed’ but in 1981 the wood was given to the National Trust, who manage it today.

 

The rocky outcrops are 'fluted' from thousands of years of weathering.

 

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The single supporting pillar!

 

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The wood within which St Cuthbert's Cave is found.

 

 

A field of poppies in the foreground of a distant view of the Cheviot Hills.

 

The Sandstone Way and St Cuthbert's Way

 

Another splendid outcrop of weathered sandstone.

 

 

Looking down to the sea and the coast

 

A combined harvester at work, somewhat disturbing the quiet landscape, but the job has to be done and parts of Northumberland are important grain growing areas.

 

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Time for a midday snack!

 

Lindisfarne dead centre!

 

Views to the coast from St Cuthbert's Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

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