St Cuthbert's 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.
Starting in the ancient town of Melrose, 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 is perfect for anybody with an interest in history as it passes close to the 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.