St. Cuthbert's Way
63 mile tribute to Northumberland's most famous bishop

The 63 mile route of St. Cuthbert’s Way includes low level stretches along riverside paths and in the Northumberland coastal area as well as more strenuous stretches through the Cheviot Hills between Morebattle and Wooler.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Melrose to Mount Hooley (17m)
Day 2: Mount Hooley to Kirk Yetholm (16m)
Day 3: Kirk Yetholm to Wooler (13m)
Day 4: Wooler to Lindisfarne (18m)


£450 per person (single)
£410 per person (based on two sharing)
£410 per person (based on group of 3)
£405 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


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Day 1: Melrose to Mount Hooley (17m)
Day 2: Mount Hooley to Morebattle (9m)
Day 3: Morebattle to Hethpool (12m)
Day 4: Hethpool to South Hazelrigg (16m)
Day 5: Hazelrigg to Lindisfarne (13m)


£540 per person (single)
£490 per person (based on two sharing)
£490 per person (based on group of 3)
£480 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£80 per person (single)
£40 per person (based on two people)
£38 per person (based on group of 3)
£32 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


Max 17kg per bag

£100 per person (single)
£50 per person (based on two people)
£47.50 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 per person (based on group of 4 or more)


Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The life and progress of St Cuthbert has provided the inspiration for this route and links a number of places associated with his story.

The walk starts at Melrose Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian foundation. From here the route crosses the Eildon Hills to Bowden, and continues through Newtown St Boswells, and along the River Tweed to Maxton. Dere Street, the Roman Road, is followed to the Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre. A detour will allow you to visit the Waterloo Monument. The route then continues to Cessford, where the remains of Cessford Castle can be seen. From here the walk continues through Morebattle then climbing onto Gribbit Law (310m/1000ft). A ridge walk with splendid views leads to Kirk Yetholm. After Kirk Yetholm the route crosses the Border fence below Eccles Cairn and enters the Northumberland National Park.

From Hethpool in the College Valley, a high level route crosses a moorland area rich in prehistoric remains before dropping down into the market town of Wooler. St Cuthbert’s Way then crosses Weetwood Moor and the River Till, reaching St Cuthbert’s Cave and soon gaining the first view of Lindisfarne. The final section leads on to the coast at the edge of Holy Island sands. Take the causeway onto the island, or follow the posts of the historic Pilgrims Path across the sands.

OS Explorer Maps
OL16 - Cheviot Hills
338 - Galashiels, Selkirk & Melrose

Guide Books
"St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way" by Rudolf Abraham - Published by Cicerone- ISBN: 978-1852848392

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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