27 September 2011

On the causeway

Holy Island is only accesible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway, which can be reached from the village of Beal. To the south of the more modern road-surface causeway, a series of stakes mark the old route across to the island called the `Pilgrims Way' which was used in ancient times by visitors to the Christian centre of Lindisfarne. Again this could be crossed only at low tide.

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