The route of St Cuthbert's Way, which includes low level stretches along riverside paths and in the Northumberland coastal area as well as more strenuous stretches across the Eildon Hills and through the Cheviot Hills, starts at the historic Scottish Borders town of Melrose, where St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry and his life of religious devotion, and finishes at Holy Island otherwise known as Lindisfarne, where he ended his days. St Cuthbert became one of the most important medieval saints of England and is regarded as the patron saint of Northumbria and the inspiration behind the famous Lindisfarne Gospels.
This truly is a fantastic trail, passing from Scotland into England through some very varied landscapes full of historical interest and natural beauty from beautiful small border villages and historic towns to the rugged splendour of the Cheviot hills. You are treated to some of the best walking in Britain as you climb up over the Border ridge and drop down into England.
Quality self-guided walking holiday along St Cuthbert's Way. Walk the complete trail over 7 days on this self guided trip.
What better way to complete St Cuthbert's Way than by walking the trail at your own pace with this self guided trip.
Day 1 - Arrive Rothbury Day 2 - Melrose to St Boswells - 7.5m (12km) Day 3 - St Boswells to Jedburgh - 12m (19km) Day 4 - Jedburgh to Kirk Yetholm - 15m (24km) Day 5 - Kirk Yetholm to Wooler - 13m (21km) Day 6 - Wooler to Fenwick - 11m (18km) Day 7 - Fenwick to Holy Island - 7.5m (12km)