St Cuthbert’s Way is a 100km ( 62.5 miles ) self guided walk that runs from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne off the coast of Northumberland in England.
From Melrose the route climbs through the Eildon Hills before following stretches of the mighty River Tweed and the Roman Dere Street. You pass Cessford Castle en route to the attractive village of Morebattle where you can rest or enjoy local fayre before a steady climb to the top of Wideopen Hill, where you’ll enjoy the most wonderful views the Scottish Borders has to offer before descending to Kirk Yetholm.
The route then skirts the northern edges of the Cheviot Hills crossing the border to England and on to the fine old market town of Wooler. The final stretch crosses the Northumberland countryside for the dramatic finale across the causeway to Holy Island and its dramatic castle and ruined abbey, one of Europe’s most famous Christian sites.
For more information visit the official website at stcuthbertsway.info