St Cuthbert's Way

by Ronald Turnbull

St Cuthbert's Way

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St Cuthbert’s Way is one of Scotland’s Great Trails, and it crosses the Scotland-England border on high ground east of the Yetholms. Follow the footsteps of St Cuthbert in this easy-going walk of 62 miles (100 km) from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea. The route winds alongside the River Tweed, includes a section of Roman road and it passes castles, hill forts and ruined abbeys.

Its summit is Wideopen Hill (368m/1207ft), and its barefoot finale is the Pilgrims’ Path to Lindisfarne with its priory and castle. The route is fully waymarked, the gradients are modest and it has welcoming B&Bs and pubs at strategic intervals. Most people will complete it comfortably within 5 or 6 days. This guidebook was revised in April 2016 after many changes, including the recently opened Borders Railway to Tweedbank, with walking instructions from there to Melrose. It also includes details of the refurbished Abbotsford House, a revised facilities table and images of the revised waymarkers.

This guidebook has all you need to plan and enjoy the St Cuthbert’s Way:

concise, up-to-date directions
altitude profiles for each section
challenging route option over the Cheviot (815m/2674ft)
background on St Cuthbert’s life and times
features on Lindisfarne, history and wildlife
contact details for accommodation and transport
dropdown route map (1:100,000)
80 glorious colour photos
waterproof, rucksack-friendly format.

ISBN: 9781898481362

Publication date: 18/04/2016

Format: spiral

Extent: 64

Publisher: Rucksack Readers

Categories: Borders , Outdoor Activity