St. Cuthbert's Way
This 100 k or 62½ 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.
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