Friends have convinced me to walk St Cuthbert’s way. A scenic walk from Melrose to Holy Island in the Scottish Borders. So, firstly we have to get there. We drove to Durham and stayed the night to get into the mood by visiting St Cuthbert’s tomb in the Durham Cathedral. From there, we drove further north to Alnwick. Here we stopped at Barter’s books. Situated in the old, disused, rail station, Barter’s is not just an amazing second hand book shop, but it is home to (one of) the original “keep calm and carry on ” posters.
Oh, they also have a miniature train running around the shop!