St Cuthbert's Way - Self Guided Walking Holidays Scotland
Discover Southern Scotland where those with an interest in history and culture can experience a heart-warming and invigorating experience over the rolling hills and riverside walks of Border Country.
St Cuthbert’s Way starts in the lovely town of Melrose where the Saint began his religious life in AD 650 and ends at the tidal Holy Island, the walk destination and his final resting place. Although a popular pilgrim route, this way can be a spiritual experience for any person driven by the landscape and the history.
The standards of accommodation and hospitality on this trek are excellent as you pass through some of the best-kept secret areas of Border Country.
The walk begins at the gates of Melrose Abbey (where the heart of Robert the Bruce is interred), before crossing the Eildon Hills, passing alongside the Rivers Teviot and Tweed and climbing over the rolling Cheviots to cross the border of Scotland into the North of England.
Reach the village of Bowden before turning east to Newtown St Boswells on the River Tweed opposite Dryburgh Abbey. Follow the bank of the Tweed to Maxton past the site of the Battle of Ancrum Moor to Monteviot House on the banks of the River Teviot.
From Monteviot Bridge the Way follows Dere Street before striking east and climbing above the village of Crailing to reach Cessford and on Morebattle, from where the trail leads south up the valley of Kale Water before descending to the villages of Town Yetholm and Kirk Yetholm, where it meets the Pennine Way to end on the tidal Holy Island of Lindisfarne .
The route in Scotland is part of the European Walking Route E2 and links the Southern Upland Way and the Pennine Way with the Northumberland Coast.
Tour company information
Self-Guided Walking Holidays - the Easy Way At EasyWays our goal is to make arranging a walking holiday just that - easy! Simply tell us what you’d like to do and we will take care of all bookings of accommodation, bag carrying services and any taxi transfers leaving you free to relax and enjoy your walk with total peace of mind that everything is taken care of on your behalf. The EasyWays Tour Pack When you book with EasyWays we’ll send you a unique link to your comprehensive tour pack outlining each stage of your walk with details of all available facilities en-route.
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