St Cuthbert’s Way in 6 days

  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Melrose / Lindisfarne
  • Distance 105 km / 65 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    April - September
  • Price From $913

Overview

The beautiful long-distance St Cuthbert's Way, named after the monk and bishop Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, links Melrose Abbey and island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island), which runs through the Scottish Borders to the Northumberland region of England.

Through this route, created in 1996 and designated as one of Scotland's great trails through Scottish Natural Heritage, you will get to know some of the smallest and most charming villages in Scotland and England, as well as incredible natural landscapes framed by the Cheviot Hills or the River Tweed.

  • Visit Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys, dating back to the 17th century.
  • Get to know Holy Island, one of the most emblematic Christian sites in Europe.
  • Discover the ruins of ancient castles such as Lindisfarne or Cessford. 
  • Tour Northumberland National Park in the north of England, ideal for bird watching. 

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    Arrive in Melrose from Edinburgh by taking the train to Galashiels and then you will have to take the bus. This tour is the shortest, approximately 1 h and 30 min.

    You can also get there from Newcastle by taking a bus from the airport to Jedburgh bus station, and from there take another one to Melrose. 

    For the return, you must leave Berwick-upon Tweed Station and take the train towards Edinburgh, on a journey of about 40 minutes. From there you can also take the train to Newcastle Airport, but the journey takes more than 2 hours.  

    FAQs

    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    The route is available between April and September, any time you choose between these months will give you an amazing experience, as the weather is pleasant and cool for walking. 

    Even in summer, when it is usually very hot in several countries, in Scotland you will enjoy very pleasant days to explore the various natural landscapes that this adventure has for you.

    You should keep in mind that on Holy Island tides occur constantly, so we suggest you check the tide chart in advance.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    This route is rated with a level of medium-low difficulty with some ascents and descents, as well as walks that can be up to 18 km daily. We recommend that you have had walking experience or have an active lifestyle.

    If not, you can prepare during the months before starting the route by walking daily on mountainous terrain. You can also improve your endurance with cardio exercises.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

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