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Forth to Farne Way

E Lothian, Northumberland, Borders

116 km / 72 miles
The Forth to Farne Way is a new coastal Pilgrim Route which was officially launched in October 2017 and makes use of existing 'core paths' and sections of long distance walking routes with optional branches to places of spiritual, natural heritage and cultural importance. This route between North Berwick on the Firth of Forth and the island of Lindisfarne has been walked in both directions over the centuries by countless pilgrims. The full distance is 72 miles that can be enjoyed in 11 stages.

Information on the pilgrim history, related saints and churches visited en route is on the website listed below.

The route overlaps with the John Muir Way and Link, the Berwickshire Coast Path and the Northumberland Coast Path and finally the St Cuthbert's Way as it crosses the sands onto the island, routes that all have descriptive guidebooks.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: NT554856 - North Berwick, E Lothian View on StreetMap
Finish: NU127416 - Lindisfarne, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2017

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Forth to Farne Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2020 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 66, 67, 74, 75
OS Landranger Active 66, 67, 74, 75
OS Explorer 340, 346, 351
OS Explorer Active 340, 346, 351

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Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Holidays)

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Route Profile:

110.4 km (68.6 miles)
1,917 m (6,289 ft) ascent
181 m (594 ft)  maximum height

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