Length of Route
62 miles (100 km)
St Cuthbert’s Way
The St Cuthbert’s Way is only a part Scottish walk as it ends in Northumbria on Holy Island. We have decided to include it as one of our walks as it does start in Scotland, it is a beautiful walk and one of our favourites.
The Holy Island Causeway on the St Cuthbert’s Way. Courtesy of Carry-Lite Baggage Service.
Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) originated from Dunbar in Scotland. He became a monk at an early age and he was also a soldier for a number of years before returning to the monastery at Old Melrose. He became a hard working pastor for the church until 676 when he became a hermit on the Farne Islands not far from the Monastery of Lindisfarne on Holy Island.
Towards the end of his life he was made Bishop of Lindisfarne though he returned to his solitude as a hermit before dying in 687. He became one of the most important medieval saints of England. St Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of Northern England and his feast day is 20th March.
The St Cuthbert’s Way follows his travels between the gentle Borders town of Melrose as winds its way through beautiful countryside until it reaches the coast at Holy Island.
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2017 St Cuthbert’s Way Walking Holiday Prices
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The above tour can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly.
Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £45.00 pp per night.
Single Walkers Supplement as part of a group is £20 per night.
Solo Walkers Supplement is £30 per night.
Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.
Gemini Walks Frequently Asked Question : What about tide times for walking onto Holy Island? As soon as you book with Gemini Walks we will check tide timetables for Holy Island to confirm that it is possible for you to walk onto the island.