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St Cuthbert’s Way

St. Cuthbert’s Way ~ 62.5 miles (100 km) ~ 5 days walking

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St Cuthbert’s Way starts in the lovely town of Melrose where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD with the tidal Holy Island, the destination and his resting place. Although a popular pilgrim route, this Way can be a spiritual experience for any person driven by the landscape and the history.

The walk begins at the gates of Melrose Abbey (where the heart of Robert the Bruce is interred), before crossing the Eildon Hills, passing by the Rivers Teviot and Tweed and climbing over the rolling Cheviots to cross the border of Scotland and England into the North of England.

The standards of accommodation and hospitality on this trek are excellent as you pass through some of the best-kept secret areas of Border Country where those with an interest in history and culture coupled with a love of the countryside, its flora and fauna, will enjoy a heart-warming and invigorating experience.

Climb over  the Eildon Hills to the village of Bowden before turning east to Newtown St Boswells on the River Tweed opposite Dryburgh Abbey.  Follow the bank of the Tweed to Maxton past the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor to Monteviot House on the banks of the River Teviot.

From Monteviot Bridge the Way follows Dere Street before striking east and climbing above the village of Crailing to reach Cessford and on Morebattle, from where the trail leads south up the valley of Kale Water before descending to the villages of Town Yetholm and Kirk Yetholm, where it meets the Pennine Way to end on the tidal Holy Island of Lindisfarne .

The route in Scotland is part of the European walking route E2 and links the Southern Upland Way and the Pennine Way with the Northumberland Coast.

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St. Cuthbert’s Way ~ 62.5 miles (100 km) ~ 5 days walking

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Fixed Price - £475 per person

Single supplement - £170


  • 6 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Customise My Walk


The EasyWays Fixed Price Walk overnight stops are listed in the table below, with the additional optional stages in brackets. You can customise your walk in the following ways to match you requirements: - Walk further or shorter distances each day - Complete the walk over more or fewer days - Choose different types of accommodation, for example bunkhouses or hotels at some stages - Stay an extra night at any point on the route, there is so much to see - Omit the overnight stay at the start and / or end of the walk, Simply let us know at the time of booking. Explain any changes you require in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form. We will recalculate the price of your holiday based on the changes you make and confirm the price to you before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose.

Stages and Distances (Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
8 miles - 13 km
(St. Boswells)
7 miles - 11 km
10 miles - 16 km
7 miles - 11 km
Kirk Yetholm
13 miles - 21 km
10 miles - 16 km
7.5 miles - 12 km
Holy Island


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