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

  • Begin your walking holiday in the picturesque Borders town of Melrose 
  • Magnificent Melrose Abbey - the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce
  • Explore the ldyllic countryside of the Scottish Borders and the Cheviot Hills
  • Cross the border from Scotland into England
  • Enjoy an unforgettable walk across the Pilgrim's Path to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
  • Discover Lindisfarne Castle and the Priory - nearby 1,400 years old

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.

Keen to find out more about walking St Cuthbert's Way? Check out our blog Following the Life of a Legend on St Cuthbert's Way and our online photo album