Saint Wilfrid’s Way – 150 miles – 15 days – Hexham Abbey to Edinburgh. Inspired by the example of Saint Wilfrid, this pilgrimage whisks you away for two weeks along notable trails, through varied countryside and historic towns. Follow Roman Roads and cross Hadrian’s Wall, weave in the Borders Abbeys Way and Southern Upland Way; before savouring the atmosphere of mysterious Rosslyn Chapel and Scotland’s romantic capital city.
Starting from Hexham Abbey, dating back to 674 AD, the route goes north until it joins Hadrian’s Wall for a few miles until it meets the Pennine way and strikes north.
After 50 kilometres the route runs into a Roman Road nearly all the way to Jedburgh where it joins the Borders Abbeys Way to Selkirk. Then by track a few kilometres north to join the Southern Upland Way going west to Innerleithen where it meets a bike track all the way to Peebles.
Then after hill tracks and bike routes to Rosslyn Chapel, into the Pentland Hills and along the Waters of Leith to the centre of Edinburgh.