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A network of organisations and individuals committed to developing routes for off-road pilgrimage travel across Scotland

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Pilgrim Walking Routes

The very first route that was established with a Scottish element that could be described as a Pilgrim Route was the St Cuthbert's Way.
Set up in 1999 it links the spiritual homes of St Cuthbert (7th Century Saint) at Melrose and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
This route is walked by hundreds each year as a Pilgrimage, especially around Holy Week and by a large number of international pilgrim throughout the spring to autumn seasons.
For details on this walking route link to the website

The Borders Abbeys Way was opened in 2008 and it links the sites of five 12th century Abbeys (4 only remain as ruins).
This route speaks of the great growth of monastic life under the patronage of King David I and Queen Margaret.
For details on this walking route link to the website

The map below shows existing Pilgrim walking routes as well as the line of further Pilgrim routes that are under development or are being discussed within the SPRF Membership.
Our intention is to have the lines on the map hyperlinked to the respective websites and the map revised to reflect SPRF's ongoing work.
During 2016 considerable progress has been made with the development of a further Pilgrim Route this being the Forth to Farne Way. This will be added to the map shortly but in the meantime information on this exciting east of Scotland / England Way can be seen by linking to

Map of Pilgrim walks

Established Walking Routes
This map has been produced for SPRF by one of our members
who has a Cartography business.

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