St Cuthbert’s Way

St Cuthbert’s Way threads its way through the quiet countryside of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland, 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 $729 - $850 Full Info Book
SC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km $824 - $975 Full Info Book
SC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km $918 - $1099 Full Info Book
SC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1027 - $1238 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Thank you we had a wonderful pilgrimage – fab walks, great weather, hills, moors, woods, animals and birds and finally singing seals as we crossed to Lindisfarne barefoot.

St Cuthbert’s Way, May 2017
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Only to say thank you so much. Miranda and I really enjoyed the walk and have caught the ‘bug’. It was helped by your excellent service throughout the 5 day St Cuthbert’s Way experience.

St Cuthbert’s Way, May 2017
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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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