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St Cuthbert's Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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St Cuthbert's Way - 8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Walk this historic trail through Northumberland and the Borders to the Holy Island
  • Stay in picturesque Melrose with its impressive abbey
  • Explore the fantastically situated Lindisfarne Castle and Priory
  • Spend a night on Lindisfarne, Holy Island, after completing your walk
  • Discover an abundance of history along the way
St Cuthbert’s Way is a historical self-guided walking tour through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland countryside. It finishes with a memorable walk across coastal flats to spectacular Holy Island, one of Europe’s most famous Christian sites. During your adventure, you will visit places closely associated with St Cuthbert’s life. Pilgrim’s travel along the way-marked trail through rolling farmland, quiet woods, moorland and across a causeway. This route lends itself to visitors who are interested in religious history as it passes close to graceful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey (where Sir Walter Scott is buried) and the cave where St Cuthbert’s remains were stored. Finish with a walk across the sands to spectacular Holy Island and Lindisfarne, where St Cuthbert served as Bishop. Alison Chino, an American writer living in Scotland, published this great article on walking the St Cuthbert's Way, read it for an insight into the experience.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Melrose and overnight Day 2 Walk from Melrose to Harestanes and transfer to Jedburgh 15 miles / 24 km Day 3 Transfer to Harestanes and walk to Morebattle 11 miles / 18 km Day 4 Walk from Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm 7 miles / 11 km Day 5 Walk from Kirk Yetholm to Wooler 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 6 Walk from Wooler to Fenwick/Beal 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 7 Walk from Fenwick/Beal to Lindisfarne 6 miles / 10 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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