A Celtic Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne and beyond.

God's Path

Steppingstones on the Celtic Way Mark Condy’s Thoughts for further insight for those who are interested.

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https://markscelticchristianspirituality.com/retreat-signature-focus/

PDF: Book Recommendation

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*The Condy Family stay to visit family and possibly go to Cliff College or Portugal if Darren his brother has moved there.

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The Agenda is all subject to change dependent on the needs of the group and to consider the pace that we need to take.

“For a successful pilgrimage experience, the outer journey must never be so filled with activity that the inner journey is crowded out.” pg 6 Soulfaring.

“Thus the focus of a pilgrimage is the interior growth resulting from an exterior journey.” pg 9 Soulfaring.

“So it is a search for self and a search for God or the divine. A generous time needs to be allowed at each holy place, this may mean that the pilgrimage visits fewer holy sites, it also means pilgrims will be able to savor the particular spiritual qualities or numen of each place. Such use of time will greatly enhance the overall pilgrimage.”  Pg 6 Soulfaring Celtic Pilgrimage Then and Now, by Cintra Pemberton, O.S.H.

This was my original intent and discovered this would be to much to do, to much activity.

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https://www.flighthub.com/


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https://www.cheapflights.co.uk

Kayak

Kayak 2

https://www.kayak.com/


Tourist Information

http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/



https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8533040?location=The%20Royal%20Mile%2C%20Edinburgh%2C%20UK&checkin=&checkout=&adults=10&s=Rlwup3Ow

Arive in Edinburgh

Arive edin

Scotland MapQuest

A suggestion was given of a Taxi service, this may be a cheaper option for our transportation needs when we are visiting.

Take train to Waverly Station, bus,  or taxi from the airport.

Train

https://www.edinburghairport.com/transport-links/travel-into-edinburgh

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https://www.travelinescotland.com/


The itinerary is firmed up to include:

Royal Mile

Edinburgh Accommodation

Royal Mile Accomadation

  • 3 nights in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile to experience its surrounds and be immersed in the culture and get over jet lag

The accommodation has been booked at Edinburgh Castle Hideaway, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile has been booked for the nights of June 26, 27, and 28 2019. It is wonderfully located has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8533040?location=Edinburgh%20Castle%20Hideaway%2C%20Lawnmarket%2C%20Royal%20Mile&adults=10&children=0&infants=0&s=WzwIQEJW

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*The Condy Family stay to visit family and possibly go to Cliff College or Portugal if Darren his brother has moved there.

Begin a jornal

Possibly use my book as a spiritual reflection tool

Journey of coloring

http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-condy/a-journey-with-the-celtic-cross/paperback/product-22947957.html

or the book I’m presently writing.

Journey Cover for book


The following are some of the possibilities for the group to decide upon seeing when we are in Edinburgh

Things to do in Edinburgh

  • Do we want it structured? Having an itinerary?
  • Free to explore as the individual or as the group feels led?
  • 27th June Take a coach tour?
  • Rosslyn Chapel?
  • St, Cuthbert Kirk http://www.st-cuthberts.net/kirkyard.php
  • Royal Mile shops?
  • St, Giles Cathedral?
  • Princess Street Gardens?
  • Botanical Garden?
  • Mary King’s Close is a historic close located under buildings on the Royal Mile?
  • Greyfriars Bobby?
  • Arthur’s Seat?
  • Camera Obscura?
  • Art Museum: Scottish National Gallery? https://www.nationalgalleries.org/
  • Edinburgh Castle?
  • Holyrood Palace?

the-celtic-way-st-cuthbert

http://www.st-cuthberts.net/celhist.php

http://www.st-cuthberts.net/celhist.phphttps://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/st-cuthberts-church-p245131


An App that looks interesting to possibly use

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Description of App

The city center of Edinburgh, Scotland is a bustling place, bursting with energy and activity. It is good to be able to join in, but the walk set out in this App offers an opportunity to explore the heart of Scotland’s capital in a more contemplative manner. It gives you the chance to reflect on the people and places which have helped shape the life of this great city.
The walk contains 15 points of interest and the App offers thoughtful reflections at each stage along with a progress indicator.
The Tour is available in English and Scottish Gaelic.


St Giles

Scottish cathedralshttp://www.stgilescathedral.org.uk/visit/learn-gaelic/

http://www.cathedral.net/about/a-tour-of-the-cathedral/inside-the-cathedral/

St Marys Cath the presence

St Mary Cath the presence explenation

Edinburgh castlehttps://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/visit

St Margarets Chapel

 

Rosslyn Chapel

scotland alba

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/rosslyn-chapel-p564661


Leaving the Edinburgh area and entering into the Borders.

scottish borders

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Ruberslaw 2

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Map Edi to Jed

  • 2 days in the Borders area in southeast Scotland which includes several interesting site in preparation for the retreat on Holy Island

Jedburgh accommodation

Allerton House collage

Allerton House in Jedburgh for the nights of June 29 and June 30 2019. It was through booking.com

You can view it at this link: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2FShare-vIQ9kR&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb393ef2cebbc457e350808d5cbe66f5b%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636639112922141765&sdata=Uu3Ae%2B1uhOw8vgPClwRd2ZS2S%2FJ3VoRmlnZD9dZKiW4%3D&reserved=0.

Here is their website: https://allertonhouse.co.uk/

Jedburgh

Jedburgh

Things to do in Jedburgh and beyond:

  • Go to Tourist Information
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Old Tree The Capon Tree According to the sign: The Capon Oak Tree is one of the last surviving trees of the ancient Jedforest, close to Jedwater.
  • Jedburgh Castle Jail
  • Mary Queen of Scots House
  • Carter Bar: The Border Stone see view and take picture of group and view
  • Max Nowell Sculpture
  • Melrose
  • Old Melrose and Tea Room
  • Scott’s View
  • Dryburgh Abby

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Visit Scott’s View and Wallace Monument

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/scotland/melrose-abbey

Scott’s View


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http://www.stcuthbertsonline.com/history.htm

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Old Melrose St. Cuthbert Chapel “The place where St Cuthbert started as a monk around 630AD.”

Old Melrose Interpretation Center: http://www.saintsandstones.net/saints-oldmelrose-2013b.htm

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http://bikelove-scotland.blogspot.com/2012/07/dryburgh-abbey.html

Pilgrims Way

If you want to achieve something that is on many people’s bucket list, and follow in the footsteps of people who have taken this route for centuries, you will not be disappointed. A couple of key points though…follow the route marked by poles from the first lay bye on the causeway from the mainland side. Allow at least 70 to 90 mins unless you are an experienced walker. Also best to walk in bare feet across the sands. It can be slippy in places so walking sticks would help (but we managed without, although only just avoiding a couple of falls!). Always be aware of the safe tide crossing (the tidal times can vary, and refer to the causeway, not the pilgrims way, which can be 45 mins less than the causeway times). However, using common sense you can cross safely and enjoy the experience. We walked back on the road to make it a little easier and quicker, and allowing for more time using the causeway. Enjoy!

http://www.stcuthbertsway.info/

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The thought presently is to walk a small section of the St. Cuthbert Way to allow us to have experienced the route Cuthbert could have possibly taken.   http://www.stcuthbertsway.info/?product=scw-short-walks

 

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http://www.northerncross.co.uk/nx-faqs08.htm

http://www.stcuthbertsway.info/#77-slide-5

St Cuthbert way short walks

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map.St.Cuthberts way

Macs adventures

Macs adventures

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http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/itineraries/st-cuthbert-s-cave


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http://icons.mullmonastery.com/st-cuthbert-full-size

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http://www.stpaulschurchjarrow.com/norman-tower/northern-saints/


Jedburgh to Holy Island

Map Jd to Holy Island

Lindisfarne Pic

Northumberland maphttp://www.walking-books.com/Photographer-sGuide-to-Northumberland.html

Things to see and do on Lindisfarne (Holy Island):

Other Location:

  • Bamburgh up the road from Holy Island
  • Bamburgh Castle

Open Gate on Holy Island for 2 nights, July 1 and 2. This has been booked:

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https://www.aidanandhilda.org.uk/open-gate.php

Tjitske Bongers kindly gave me permission to use the above photographs that she took and some PDF’s

Holy Island Map Large

Holy Isalnd Map Information

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http://marygatehouse.org.uk/group-retreats-at-marygate-house.html

http://marygatehouse.org.uk/home.html


Community Aidan and Hilda pichttps://www.aidanandhilda.org.uk/retreats-menu.phphttps://www.aidanandhilda.org.uk/open-gate.phphttps://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/

Map Holy Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindisfarne

Info on Holy Island i

Info Holt Island ii

Information about Holy Island iiihttp://blog.thewellatwillen.org.uk/2014/04

Map Holy Island to St Andrew's

After our time on Holy Island onto St. Andrew’s

Albany Hotel

Albany Townhouse Hotel https://www.albanyhotelstandrews.co.uk/

https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/st-andrews/

Visit St Andrews Things to do

https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/ian-bradley-with-the-fife-pilgrim-way/

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Hotel at the Airport befor departing to return to the United States


Additional Information for future Pilgrimages

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http://www.diwilliams.com/Resources.html

At beginning walk and before departing to return to the US, we walk the Labyrinth, this would bookend the journey with the conclusion of walking the Labyrinth. To compare our heart after the experience of the Pilgrimage.

Morning session Labyrinth

The first morning for our spiritual activity will be to go walk a Labyrinth. Each other morning session will be a reflective exercise or artistic activity. Each person on the group is asked to participate by contributing by leading a session for the group. They may abstain from doing so, it is a challenge by choice. The participation would, however, give to the whole from the varying backgrounds and perspective of the group. We would bookend the Pilgrimage, and conclude our time together with a Labyrinth if time permits, and if I can locate a different location Labyrinth. Labyrinth Meditation

vol1-3 Peregrinations a PDF – THE LABYRINTHINE PATH OF PILGRIMAGE

By Tessa Morrison


Car Rental

Hertz

OR

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OR

Mini coach

If the Pilgrimage was in August the Tattoo could be an option

Royal Military tatoohttps://www.edintattoo.co.uk/ 

Royal millirary tatoo ii

Military tatoo pic

Accommodation options in the Hawick

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Hawick

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/hawick-p242331


As a Pilgrimage group, we have chosen to stay in Jedburgh and not Hawick.


David Colehttp://www.waymarkministries.com/bookings.html Cost outlined by David Cole

http://encounteringsilence.com/david-cole-celtic-mysticism-and-silence-episode-41/

https://motivationandinspirationweb.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/david-cole/

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Durham map

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Wanderlust

https://www.asacredjourney.net/creative-ways-fund-pilgrimage/#more-10013


 

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