St Cuthberts Way

Melrose - Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

The Walk

This long distance walking route follows in the footsteps of St Cuthbert, stretching some 100km / 62.5 miles across the Scottish Borders to the Northumberland Coast of England.

The start point is Melrose, to the south of Edinburgh and easily accessed by train. This was the location of St Cuthbert's early monastic life. The Way tracks the chronological sequence of the Saint from his earlier days in Old Melrose to his later life on Lindisfarne - the Holy Island. Holy Island is reached on foot by crossing a tidal causeway at certain times of day and is subject to periodic closure in rhythm with the tides.

The St Cuthbert Way can be divided into 4, 5, 6 or 7 days with stopping points at places such as Maxton, Cessford, Hethpool and East Horton and Fenwick. We will tailor the route to suit your requirements. Please note that the Fenwick stop may be required for reason of tidal times on the causeway to Holy Island. We will advise you of our recommendation hour preferred time of travel.


At A Glance

  • Date
  • Cost
    6 nights From £534 pp B&B, based on 2 sharing twin/double accommodation with luggage transfers
  • Grade
  • Accommodation
    B&B, Guest House, Hotel
  • Directions
    Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports. Train connections to Melrose
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