St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert's Way Map

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St Cuthbert's Way links a number of places associated with the story of a 7th century saint who travelled widely on foot through Scotland and northern England spreading the Gospel and performing healing miracles. Beginning at Melrose in the Scottish Borders where the saint started his ministry and ending at Holy Island in England where he ended his days, the trail passes through scenery of great variety and beauty.

From Melrose, a lovely Borders town with a magnificent 12th century Cistercian abbey, St Cuthbert's Way heads over the heather-clad Eildon Hills, with far-reaching views over the border country, to the neat little village of Bowden. After following the banks of the River Tweed past the picturesque ruin of Dryburgh Abbey and the village of St Boswells the trail leaves the river and follows the old Roman 'road' of Dere Street to cross the River Teviot near Jedburgh, an attractive borders town with another magnificent abbey.

Passing Cessford Castle, an imposing fortified tower built by an infamous border reiver, the route continues to Kirk Yetholm sitting snugly at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. Then it passes through the wild and remote Cheviot Hills to the little market town of Wooler. After visiting St Cuthbert's Cave on a ridge overlooking the coast, where the saint's body was hidden when the monks of Lindisfarne fled to escape the Vikings, the trail descends to cross the tidal causeway onto the beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its ruined abbey and spectacular castle.

On this walk we offer two accommodation options:

  • Holy Island - walking to and staying in accommodation on Holy Island.
  • Mainland - walking to Holy Island and then retracing your steps back to the mainland, staying in accommodation on the mainland.

NB: The causeway on to Holy Island can only be crossed during low tide. Before booking please check the Holy Island Safe Crossing Times here.

Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring the attractive borders towns of Melrose, Bowden and Jedburgh.
  • Discovering the fascinating towns and villages associated with St Cuthbert.
  • Visiting the tranquil Holy Island, with its 16th century Lindisfarne Castle and Priory, home to the Lindisfarne Gospels.
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St Cuthbert’s Way Melrose Abbey
St Cuthbert’s Way lindisfarne castle
St Cuthbert’s Way Dryburgh Abbey

St Cuthbert's Way - Holy Island Option

Total Distance 62 miles (99 km)
Start and Finish Melrose to Lindisfarne
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
CUTH0 5 nights, 4 days walking £425 per person More Information Book Online
CUTH1 6 nights, 5 days walking £510 per person More Information Book Online
CUTH2 7 nights, 6 days walking £590 per person More Information Book Online
CUTH3 8 nights, 7 days walking £670 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£45 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (Holy Island)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (St Boswells)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
CUTH0-D 5 nights, 4 days walking £475 per person More Information Book Online
CUTH1-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £570 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£45 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Holy Island)
£70 per person / per night
Extra night (St Boswells)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

St Cuthbert's Way - Mainland Option

Total Distance 66 miles (105.5 km)
Start and Finish Melrose to Lindisfarne
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
CUTHM0 5 nights, 4 days walking £400 per person More Information Book Online
CUTHM1 6 nights, 5 days walking £480 per person More Information Book Online
CUTHM2 7 nights, 6 days walking £555 per person More Information Book Online
CUTHM3 8 nights, 7 days walking £625 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£45 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
Extra night (St Boswells)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
CUTHM0-D 5 nights, 4 days walking £450 per person More Information Book Online
CUTHM1-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £540 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£45 per person / per night
£25 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (St Boswells)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.