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St Cuthbert's Way

About This Route

The St Cuthbert’s Way starts in Melrose and heads roughly east through a number of historic settlements before crossing the Border with England and ending at Lindisfarne (Holy Island). Many walkers follow this route as a pilgrimmage but others just enjoy the built and natural heritage through which it runs. This is one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

Statistics

  • Distance

    621/2 miles

  • Level

    Long Distance

  • Level Details

    Most people walk St. Cuthbert’s Way from west to east, which chronologically fits in with St. Cuthbert’s life, but more importantly means the wind is usually behind you, and Holy Island lures you to the coast.

  • Towns

    Melrose, Bowden, Morebattle, Cessford, Newtown St Boswells, Harestanes, Maxton, Kirk & Town Yetholm

  • Altitude Gain

    365m

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