Saint Cuthbert's Way

Description

  1. Length of trail 100 km, 62 miles
  2. Length in days 5 days
  3. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Saint Cuthbert's Way62 miles, 100 km, 5 days

St Cuthbert was a monk who lived in the 7th century, becoming saint twelve years after his death. He lived in the border region of Scotland and England off the coast of Northumberland. The trail winds through soft sloping tranquil farmlands with hedges and dry stone walls. Of course you will find old religious buildings on your path, like the ruined Melrose Abbey, Lindisfarne Priory and Holy Island (only reachable at low tide). The path is popular because of its associations with pilgrimage. Second, the trail is part of the European Long Distance Route E2.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 8. in United Kingdom
  • Aaron Barnes September 2010
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Cracking short-ish trail that covers a cross border route between Scotland and England. Melrose Abbey, Lindisfarne and Yeavering Bell (one of the largest hill forts in the UK) are all highlights. Wideopen Hill is spectacular and not to be missed. Crossing the sands via the Pilgrims path to Lindisfarne is a must at the finish - check the tide tables.
  • Negative Bit too much road walking at times on the Scottish section. Otherwise a good solid trail. Watch out for the high bracken in places - it covers the path and will give the unwary walker a good soaking during the summer, even after the rain has stopped ;)
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Map

Saint Cuthberts Way

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way
  • This guidebook describes two long-distance trails through Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way is 97 miles from Heavenfield, near Hadrian's Wall. St Cuthbert's Way is 62 miles from Melrose. Both routes pass through the Northumberland National Park and partially follow the Northumberland Coast Path to meet at Holy Island. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids St Oswald´s Way and St Cuthbert´s Way | Cicerone | Rudolf Abraham
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschrijft. This guidebook describes two long-distance trails through Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald´s Way is 97 miles from Heavenfield, near Hadrian´s Wall. St Cuthbert´s Way is 62 miles from Melrose. Both routes pass through the Northumberland National Park and partially... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St. Cuthbert's Way: Melrose to Holy Island
  • St. Cuthbert's Way, a 100km / 62.5 mile route from Melrose in the Scottish Borders through the Northumberland National Park to the Holly Island of Lindisfarne, presented at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on six panels, with additional small street plans of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way
  • St Oswald's Way (97 miles/155km) and St Cuthbert's Way (62 miles/99km) through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders in a guide from Cicerone Press with colour extracts from the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, recommendations for accommodation, etc. The guide also includes the Northumberland Coast Path.Detailed descriptions of the individual... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • St Cuthbert's Way, a 100km /62 miles trail from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, presented by Rucksack Readers in handy A5 size, spiral-bound, waterproof guide with mapping at 1:100,000. Coverage includes a high-level option over the Cheviot Hills.The guide provides general advice on when to go,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • A 4 - 7 day self-guided walking tour along St Cuthbert's Way. St Cuthbert’s Way is a historical self-guided walking tour through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland countryside. It finishes with a memorable walk across coastal flats to spectacular Holy Island, one of Europe’s most famous Christian sites. During your adventure you will... Read more
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