St Cuthbert's Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 415.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Melrose / Lindisfarne
>   Distance: 62.5 miles (100 km)
>   Duration: 4 to 7 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
>   Grading: Easy to Moderate
>   Way-marked

St Cuthbert's Way Highlights

  • Staying in the picturesque Borders town of Melrose with its impressive Abbey
  • Walking through the peaceful Scottish Borders and the Cheviot Hills
  • Visiting Lindisfarne Castle and the Priory on Holy Island


The St Cuthbert’s Way is a wonderful long distance walking route which stretches nearly 63 miles across the peaceful Scottish Borders to the Northumberland Coast. This is a walking route with both a religious and historical interest.

It begins in Melrose, the location of the Celtic monk St Cuthbert's early monastic life and ends in Lindisfarne (Holy Island), the area of his later ministry and death. The walk across the sands onto the beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its ruined abbey and spectacular castle is truly memorable.

From its start at the gates of Melrose Abbey, the St Cuthbert's Way winds its way over the Eildon Hills, along the banks of the River Tweed, across wild and open moorland before climbing the northern slopes of the Cheviot Hills to cross the border into England.

This beautiful and varied walk culminates in the crossing to Lindisfarne Island along the famous sandy causeway which is only exposed at low tide.