Did you know… Holy Island


Northumberland is one of my most favourite places on our Earth.

One of the best things to do there is to visit Holy Island, so I thought I would do a little ‘Did You Know’ for you all!

  1. Holy Island can only be accessed during low tide via the causeway.

  2. There are only around 180 people permanently living on the island but around 650,000 people visit every year.

  3. In ancient times the island was known by its Latin name, Insula Medicata, meaning ‘healing island’, possibly due to the medicinal herbs that grew there.

  4. Holy Island is the final destination of the famous walking route, St Cuthberts Way.

  5. It can cost up to £4,000 to rescue idiots who think they can out run the tide. This happens at least once a month!

Always check safe crossing times! 


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