Until the present causeway was built in 1954, a boat, or this track across the tidal sands, was the only means of access to the island.
One of the the most important Christian sites of Anglo-Saxon England, Lindisfarne was founded by St. Aidan around 634.
St Aidan set about converting Northumbria to Christianity at the invitation of its king, Oswald, and also founded Lindisfarne Monastery,
Today the old 'Pilgrim's Route' is still marked by an avenue of tall poles that stride out across the tidal sands in a most purposeful way;
'Lindisfarne', and the prose piece from which the individual words were taken: