Opened in 1996 St Cuthbert's Way is a 60 mile walk that has quickly gained a reputation as one of Britain's most enjoyable long-distance walks, following key historical sites that are closely connected with St Cuthbert and his life.
St Cuthbert became one of the most important medieval saints of England and is regarded as the patron saint of Northumbria.
The route of St Cuthbert's Way, which includes low level stretches along riverside paths and in the Northumberland coastal area as well as more strenuous stretches across the Eildon Hills and through the Cheviot Hills, starts at the historic Scottish Borders town of Melrose, where St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry and his life of religious devotion and finishes at Holy Island otherwise known as Lindisfarne where he ended his days.
St Cuthbert's Way is truly a fantastic trail, passing from Scotland into England through some very varied landscapes full of historical interest and natural beauty from beautiful small border villages and historic towns to the rugged splendour of the Cheviot Hills. You are treated to some of the best walking in Britain as you climb up over the border ridge and drop down into England.
Although waymarked throughout with the St Cuthbert's Cross symbol, a reasonable level of fitness and navigational skill is needed especially in poor weather conditions.
Shepherds Walks Holidays offer quality guided and self-guided trips along St Cuthbert's Way. Hike at your own pace on a self guided trip or join one of our guided groups. We arrange your accommodation, luggage transfers, route map, guidebooks and all our expertise included.