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st. cuthbert's way

St. Cuthbert's Way
About Saint Cuthbert

St Cuthberts Way Stages:
Melrose to St. Boswells
St. Boswells to Harestanes
Harestanes to Morebattle
Morebattle to Yetholm
Yetholm to Wooler
Wooler to Fenwick
Fenwick to Lindisfarne

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St. Cuthbert's Way


Melrose from the Abbey

This 100 k or 62 mile walk links the two religious sites in the Border area which are connected with St Cuthbert - Melrose Abbey and Lindisfarne or Holy Island. In the one, he began his life of religious devotion and, in the other, his life came to an end after long years of service to his God and to his fellow man.
This site is intended to give an insight into the places through which the route passes, linking interesting information not normally contained in the guide books, adding scenic views where appropriate and to give pleasure to those who can never share the pleasure of actually being here in the Scottish Borders, whilst encouraging those who can come, to do so. A good map and a guide book, sensible clothing and footwear, and forward planning are essential if you are going to do the real thing; a comfortable chair, and perhaps a refreshment, is enough, if your walk is virtual.


Maxton Kirk

Long distances do not need to be a problem for most stages, tho' the access to the hilly stages is limited by the lack of roads. If you are not able to walk all of the way, try doing some of the shorter and flatter sections - you will have a great day out. If that is too much, or you are on the other side of the world, sit back and enjoy!

Stage One: About Saint Cuthbert