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.

Our Holidays

We have four 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/26 km £387 - £451 Full Info Book
SC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km £437 - £518 Full Info Book
SC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £478 - £575 Full Info Book
SC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km £534 - £647 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

I had an absolutely wonderful time and the service was impeccable.  Accommodations (especially the B&B’s), luggage transfer, informational materials, and of course the trail itself were fantastic.  I’d use Mickledore again in a heartbeat.  Thank you for an excellent holiday.

St Cuthbert’s Way, June 2016
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Thank you so much for an excellent holiday. I hope that I shall still have the legs and the puff for another one next year.

St Cuthbert’s Way, May 2016
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Accommodation at all stops could not have been better and all of the hosts were very kind and helpful. One of the best walks we have done and looking forward to planning next years trip already!

St Cuthbert’s Way, May 2016
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