St Cuthbert's Way
Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of Northern England. He grew up near Melrose Abbey in Scotland, becoming its Prior in 662AD and ended his monastic career in 686 as Bishop of Lindisfarne. St Cuthbert’s Way is a 62 mile walk following in his footsteps through the border country between Scotland and England, starting in Melrose, Scotland and ending in Northumbria on the ‘Holy Island’ of Lindisfarne. The route follows a way-marked trail through a varied landscape of rolling hills, woodland, high moors and a final crossing of the tidal causeway to Holy Island. Along the way you will visit several historical sites associated with St Cuthbert.