WALKING ST OSWALD’S WAY AND ST CUTHBERT’S WAY with the NORTHUMBERLAND COAST PATH, by Rudolf Abraham. Published by Cicerone Press (www.cicerone.co.uk). £12.95. Softback.

CONTAINED in this guidebook are step-by-step route descriptions of the two long-distance Saints’ walks and the 62-mile Coast Path, which both routes partially follow. Stretching from Heavenfield near Hadrian’s Wall to Holy Island, St Oswald’s Way covers 108½ miles over eight stages. St Cuthbert’s Way, conventionally running from Melrose to Holy Island, plus an extension from Holy Island to Berwick-upon-Tweed, covers 77½ miles over six stages.