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St Andrew's Leg (the successor to St Ninian's & Iona Leg)
From St Andrews, down through Scotland, across the border at Berwick, to Lindisfarne
St Andrew's, a new route for 2013, follows from the success of the extreme walking St Ninian's & Iona Legs of previous years. Again, it is a significantly longer walk than the others, and will take around 9 days to journey from a point north of Edinbugh down to Lindisfarne.
It must be emphasised this will be physically demanding at times, and is for experienced backpackers who want to walk an average of 45km per day. There will be no accomodation pre-booked for most of the early sections, and the pilgrims will sleep and eat as the opportunity presents itself, with bivi-bags / bothies or unplanned camping. A bivvy bag or equivalent is an essential item.
They will stick to the standard Northern Cross format of morning prayer, two stations, evening prayer, though nothing is compulsory. The group will carry a specially made reduced size (small!) wooden cross every step of the way; and there are plans to join with Lanark Leg and possibly Carlisle Leg later in the week.
The draft schedule will be provided below later in the year, to give a feel for the distances and terrain expected. Please consider it carefully and contact the leaders to discuss the walk in more detail. Walkers will be welcome to join at any suitable point along the route.