St Cuthbert's Cave
Cave In Belford, Northumberland
Situated in Holburn, St Cuthbert either lived in this cave as a hermit or his body was laid to rest here by monks escpaing from the vikings!
If you enjoy galavanting around the Northumberland countryside, then you have probably visited or at least heard of St Cuthbert's Cave. Situated up in the Kyloe Hills near Belford the cave is formed by an overhanging outcrop of sandstone.
There are two stories about St Cuthbert and this cave. Story 1 is that the monks of Lindisfarne were rumoured to have wandered for seven years following Viking raids on their monastery, before bringing St. Cuthbert's body to rest under this overhanging outcrop of sandstone in 875 AD.
Or St Cuthbert himself lived here as a hermit on his way to the Farne Islands.
And a picture from one of our members Madeline Storey on a much sunnier day!
How To Find St Cuthbert's Cave
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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