Lindisfarne Easter Crossing

Pilgrims celebrate Easter by carrying wooden crosses as they walk over the tidal causeway to Lindisfarne during the final leg of their annual pilgrimage.

Around 100 people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated Easter by crossing at low tide during the pilgrimage which ends on the island.

The event is organised by the Northern Cross group and sees pilgrims walking between 70 to 120 miles in the days leading up to the crossing on Good Friday.

Lindisfarne has become known as Holy Island because of the part it played in the story of bringing the Christian gospel to England. Oswald is said to have granted Lindisfarne to Aidan so that he could establish a monastery modelled on their home on Iona


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Published by ian forsyth photography

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