St Cuthbert's Way
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.
- 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.
|Total Distance||62 miles (99 km)|
|Start and Finish||Melrose to Lindisfarne|
|Availability||1st April to 30th September|
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|Tour Code||Itinerary||Tour Price|
|CUTH0||5 nights, 4 days walking||£355 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|CUTH1||6 nights, 5 days walking||£395 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|CUTH2||7 nights, 6 days walking||£445 per person||More Information||Book Online|
|CUTH3||8 nights, 7 days walking||£490 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, the following charges apply:|
|Solo Walker Supplement:||£25 per person / per night|
|Single Supplement:||£15 per person / per night|
|You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops. For each extra night add £50 per person. 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.|