Holy weekend pilgrimage

JOHN and Kreswin Smith from Buckinghamshire join more than 60 other walkers yesterday on the final leg of the annual Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island.

• Picture: Jane Barlow

Young and old mark the Easter celebrations each year by trekking around 100 miles through the Borders and Northumberland to the island of Lindisfarne off the north-east coast.

Pilgrims take it in turns to carry the cross along the way.