St Cuthbert's Way - Guided - September 2021
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.
This truly is 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.
Accommodation is in well appointed bed and breakfasts, inns and small family run hotels. Breakfasts are provided and evening meals can be taken in restaurants or pubs close to the accommodation. We book all your accommodation, take you to the start point, transfer your luggage and guide you throughout the guided walking holiday.
Quality guided walking holiday along St Cuthbert's Way. Walk the complete trail over 7 days with a guide on this group trip in September 2019.
What better way to complete St Cuthbert's Way than on this guided walking holiday.
Day 1 - 11th September - Arrive Alnmouth Station or Rothbury
Day 2 - 12th September - Melrose to St Boswells - 6 miles/10 km
Day 3 - 13th September - St Boswells to Jedburgh - 10.5 miles/ 17 km
Day 4 - 14th September - Jedburgh to Kirk Yetholm - 15 miles/24 km
Day 5 - 15th September - Kirk Yetholm to Wooler - 13 miles/21 km
Day 6 - 16th September - Wooler to Fenwick - 11.5 miles/18.5 km
Day 7 - 17th September - Fenwick to Holy Island - 5.5 miles/9 km
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
(A) Bed and breakfast accommodation (twin or double share basis).
(B) Pack lunches.
(C) Fully qualified walking guide accompanying the group at all times.
(D) Luggage transfers between accommodations.
(E) Entry to Melrose Abbey on day 1.
(F) Transfer to and from Jedburgh on day 2 and 3.
(G) Transfer from and to Fenwick on day 5 and 6.
(H) People transfers as listed in the above dossier.
(I) 24 hour emergency back-up service.
WHAT THE PRICE EXCLUDES
(A) Any additional transfers not mentioned in the dossiers.
(B) Personal clothing and equipment.
(D) Evening meals.
(E) Single room option (if required, see single supplement)
(F) Pick up and drop off at airports.
The Shepherds Walks Representative will :
(A) Meet you on your first evening at your accommodation.
(B) Walk with the group every day.
(C) Talk you through the route for the trip.
(D) Provide you with information along the route.
(E) Be available should you have any problems during your trip.
We are here to offer you the best holiday you could ever imagine and we aim to do this through the personal service that we offer.
Make your holiday run smoothly – We are here for you. Our sole objective is for us to help you. We are here at any stage of your holiday and even in the planning stages. We tailor things to your requirements, not those of the masses.
We don’t cut corners - We want to see you again and want you to speak highly of Shepherds Walks Holidays. This is why we are literally willing to go that extra mile. The information you receive at every stage will be clear and leave you asking no questions.
We have personally walked all the trips we offer - We know exactly what you are going to embark on and can advise you on any aspects of your holiday over and well above what many of our competitors can.
Press choose to walk with us – Shepherds Walks Holidays are asked to deliver a very high percentage of the trips for journalists in the region. When the Tourist Boards are approached by a journalist wanting to visit the area who do they ask to provide their holiday or take them out walking? Shepherds Walks.
We have had press trips on all our routes and the articles speak for themselves.
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We are close at hand if you need us – We are a local business and if you need us at any time during your holiday just ask. If you are on a self guided trip we often will catch up with you, even over a drink one evening, just to make sure everything is going well. It’s better to iron out any little problems during your holiday, rather than hearing about them when you are back at home.
We enjoy great relationships with your accommodation providers and they will help us to help you
As we are literally on the doorstep we know the best places to stay. Often we will have block booked the best accommodation the previous year. We want our customers to stay in the best possible accommodation. As we know the proprietors personally and we liaise with them regularly they will go that extra mile to help us to help you whilst out on your route.
That is why Shepherds Walks has won awards and has helped people relax and totally enjoy their visit to this wonderful part of the country. We are willing to go that extra mile!