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St Cuthbert's Way Overview

St Cuthbert’s Way is a 62 mile (100km) cross-border route linking the places of interest in the life of 7th century St Cuthbert. The route was opened in 1966 and is rich in history. You walk through attractive and varied countryside between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne which is connected to the mainland by a causeway.

The highlights include a high-level crossing of the Cheviot Hills, Eildon Hills and the Northumberland Fell Sandstone Moors. Along the way there are abbeys, churches, castles and prehistoric remains to view as you go. There are plaques at the start and finish of the walk - at the Melrose Tourist Information Centre opposite the Abbey, and at Holy Island Post Office.

Holiday Includes
  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.
  • Route information and itinerary.
  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.
  • Guidebook and route map.
  • Emergency contact 24 hours a day.
Tour Availability

This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.


Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns along the route. All rooms are ensuite or have private bathroom. We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.


Breakfast is included. Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.

Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer

For the duration of the holiday your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation by a luggage transfer agent. Luggage allowance is 1 bag/person weighing not more than 20kg (44lbs).

Not Included

Evening meals, packed lunches, drinks and snacks, travel insurance, travel to Melrose and from Holy Island, souvenirs, laundry services, etc.

More Information?

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