5 - 8 nights
Full Route Length
63 miles / 101 km
Shortest Break Length
4 days / 5 nights
Why do this walk?
A pleasant meander through the peaceful Scottish Border's countryside with lots of historical interest.
Take it easy and enjoy the quiet paths on this generally well waymarked route.
Crossing the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with the dramatic setting of the castle and priory, makes a memorable end to the trip.
St Cuthbert's Way
St Cuthbert's Way threads its way through the quiet countryside of the Scottish Borders and Northumbria, joining together places associated with the 7th Century Saint. It begins in the market town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishes on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the edge of the North Sea. In-between it takes in some beautiful countryside, including the banks of the River Tweed and the foothills of the Cheviot Hills, and visits important historic sites such as Dryburgh Abbey and St Cuthbert's Cave.
Starting in Melrose you will head through the Eildon Hills with great views of the surrounding countryside, before following the banks of the famous River Tweed. After a quick detour to the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, you follow the course of Dere Street, an ancient Roman Road, before heading cross country to Kirk Yetholm, the end point of the Pennine way.
You will now head through the foothills of the remote and beautiful Cheviot Hills, and on to the sleepy market town of Wooler. As the coast draws near, you will visit St Cuthbert’s Cave before descending to the unique tidal causeway which leads to Holy Island with its spectacular priory and castle.
We have three different options for the St Cuthbert’s Way - choose from 4, 5, 6 or 7 days walking, depending on how far you want to walk each day and how much time you have to look around.
Click on the links below for more detailed information of each holiday.
St Cuthbert's Way
Melrose to Lindisfarne 63 miles / 101 km
We have 4 holidays covering the whole route, from 4 days to 7 days walking, depending on how far you want to go each day.
|Code||Length||Average per day||Price range|
|SC5||4 days walking (5 nights)||16 miles/25 km||£331 - £387||Book Full Info|
|SC6||5 days walking (6 nights)||13 miles/20 km||£367 - £437||Book Full Info|
|SC7||6 days walking (7 nights)||11 miles/17 km||£401 - £485||Book Full Info|
|SC8||7 days walking (8 nights)||9 miles/14 km||£447 - £545||Book Full Info|