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Walking Holiday in England and Scotland on
St Cuthbert's Way
Melrose to Lindisfarne

Walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
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Walking in the Scottish Borders and Northern England from Melrose on the banks of the River Tweed to Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the Northumberland coast of England.
Via Melrose Abbey, Eildon Hills, River Tweed, Dryburgh Abbey, St Boswells, Jedburgh, Cessford Castle, Kirk Yetholm, Cheviot Hills, Wooler and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with its ruined abbey and castle.
The St Cuthbert's Way is 66 miles, 106 kms, long and one of UK's long distance way-marked walking trails. The walking holiday begins at Melrose Abbey, and follows the course of the River Tweed, passes the ruined Abbey of Dryburgh and crosses the River Teviot via The Roman Roads (Dere Street). Walking through the wild Cheviot Hills passing St Cuthbert's Cave, St Cuthbert's Way ends on the Northumberland coast at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, famous for its ruined abbey and fine castle. The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable. This walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England's history both ancient and religious. The hiking route is a great first walking holiday as it is fairly easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route, both in Scotland and England.
Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
71 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles

Lindisfarne Holy Island
This walk connects to:
St Oswald's Way
Walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
On this self guided walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way you hike through some of the Scottish Borders' greatest walking country, through towns and villages mentioned by the 7th century saint as he walked through Scotland and Northern England performing miracles and preaching the Gospel. The historic landscape is full of wildlife and heritage, and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and the Cheviot Hills are en-route. This is a walking tour full of contrasts with stunning coast line and quiet river banks.
St Cuthbert's Way walking trail is clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation in Northern England.

This is a popular walking tour and we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. You can take rest days en-route to explore galleries, museums and the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. There is an option to extend your holiday and spend an extra day walking the Northumberland Coast Path north for 10 miles (17km) from Holy Island to Berwick-on-Tweed.

Day 1: Arrive Melrose, Southern Scotland.   
To start your walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way walking trail you make your own way to Melrose in the Scottish Borders. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way.
Melrose Abbey on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Dryburgh Abbey on St Cuthbert's Way walking holiday
Day 2: Melrose to St Boswells.    7 miles    12 km
St Cuthbert's Way starts at the 12th Century ruined Cistercian Melrose Abbey. Today's walking route soon leaves the valley of the River Tweed, one of Britain's longest rivers at over 100 miles 160 kms. The hiking trail then climbs into the Eildon Hills with views over the Scottish borders. Walking down through pleasant woodlands, a short detour takes you to Dryburgh Abbey. You continue along the riverbank to reach St Boswells.
Mertoun Bridge on River Tweed on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Day 3: St Boswells to Jedburgh.    12 miles    19 km
Today you walk along the banks of the River Tweed to Maxton before joining the old Roman Road (Dere Street) across undulating countryside to Harestanes and Jedburgh.
Cessford Castle on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way Day 4: Jedburgh to Morebattle.    13 miles    21 km   
Walking on from Jedburgh on the St Cuthbert's Way you soon cross the River Teviot. The walking trail is now in the typical landscape of Scotland's boarder country, attractive woodlands and deep river valleys. At Cessford there is a very typical 15th century Scottish borders castle in this long fought-over part of Scotland. Today's walk ends at the small village of Morebattle.
Day 5: Morebattle to Hethpool.    12 miles    19 km
Walking on from Morebattle, this is the most challenging and perhaps rewarding day of the whole St Cuthbert's Way. The hiking trail starts with a climb to Wideopen Hill at a height of approx 400m (1300 feet). You pass through Kirk Yetholm then cross the Pennine Way National Walking Trail to finish at the tiny hamlet of Hethpool.
Wideopen Hill on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Cheviot on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way

Day 6: Hethpool to Wooler.    8 miles     13 km
The trail then heads onto the ridge that marks the Scotland border with England. Then St Cuthbert's Way gently descends to rolling English farmland and the College Valley. There is a final climb into the Cheviot Hills with excellent views, before descending to Wooler.

Day 7: Wooler to West Mains.    13 miles     21 km
Today is an easy day, mostly level walking with only a few minor hills, walking along lovely quiet country lanes, past farmland and Weetwood Moor, a sandstone moorland rich in prehistoric remains. Before reaching Fenwick the trail passes St Cuthbert's Cave.
Weetwood  Moor on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Day 8: West Mains to Lindisfarne, the Holy Island.    6 miles     13 km    
Walking on from Fenwick the path soon reaches the causeway out to Lindisfarne, the Holy island. Lindisfarne is one western Europe's most important Christian sites, the first abbey dating back to 635AD. The Priory that now stands in ruins is 11th century. The castle on the island dates back to Henry VIII, is now run by the National Trust and well worth a visit. The causeway to Holy Island is tidal and so this holiday is only available when the tides are favourable.
Lindisfarne Priory on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Optional Day: Extra day to explore Lindisfarne
This island is a special place with so much to see a great place to extend your stay.
Optional Day: extend your holiday by taking an extra day and walking 14 miles on to Berwick-on-Tweed. Lindisfarne on walking holiday on St Cuthbert's Way
Day 9: Depart after breakfast
Or you can extend your walking holiday by walking the St Oswald's Way south to Hadrians Wall Path.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on St Cuthbert's Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • St Cuthbert's Way guide book
  • Ordnance Survey maps to St Cuthbert's Way

You can walk this hiking tour over 7 days at about 10 miles per day.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
St Cuthbert's Way guide book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the St Cuthbert's Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
St Cuthbert's Way 9 day itinerary:
7 days walking and 8 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
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All prices subject to change
Extra nights in Holy Island/Lindisfarne
from £74 per person
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Holy Island Double/Twin Single Room
Manor House Hotel £49.00 £59.00
Berwick upon Tweed Double/Twin Single Room
Queens Head Hotel £29.00 £36.00
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How to get there
By Plane to Newcastle or Edinburgh, where we can arrange transfer to the start of the route
By Car to Melrose or Lindisfarne where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Berwick-on-Tweed
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