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St. Cuthbert's Way

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16547
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Melrose, Scotland
  • Ends Craster, England
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Scotland to England Though Border Country
  • Walking the Cheviot Hills
  • Lindisfarne Castle and Priory on Holy Island
  • Bamburgh Castle
Starting in Melrose and ending in Craster, the tour "St. Cuthbert's Way" is a self-guided walking trip that takes 10 days. You will be traveling through Kirk Yetholm, Craster, Jedburgh and 6 other destinations in England and Scotland. "St. Cuthbert's Way" is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A comprehensive walk through the border country of the Cheviot Hills from Scotland to England. The St Cuthbert’s Way is a long-distance path that was established in 1996. The route reflects the life of this 7th century monk, extending from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders, where he became bishop to the island of Lindisfarne just off the coast of Northumberland in northeast England, where he was buried. So the ‘Way’ links places associated with his life. It includes a variety of delightfully unspoilt countryside: the Tweed Valley (origin of the famous woollen cloth), the Eildon Hills, the Cheviot Hills (origin of one of the most famous breeds of sheep), and the Northumberland coast with its broad horizons, sandy beaches and dramatic contrasts between high and low tide. The small historic towns en route - Melrose, Kirk Yetholm and Wooler - are equally unspoilt and offer a pleasant contrast with the thinly populated countryside. There is an abundance of historical features, including ruined abbeys at Melrose and Lindisfarne, the battle site at Harestanes Moor and old castles. The standard route is intended to be walked in 4 long days, but we have made several modifications to make the day stages slightly shorter and perhaps more interesting. The tour ends on Craster/Dunstan, which takes you back to the mainland and the beautiful village of Bamburgh overlooked by its grand castle and further down the coast, past the magnificent ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle to near the ancient kipper producing village of Craster/Dunstan.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Melrose
  • Day 2 : Melrose to Harestanes visitor centre, taxi transfer to Jedburgh 24 km/15 miles
  • Day 3 : Transfer from Jedburgh to Harestanes walk to Morebattle 16 km/10 miles
  • Day 4 : Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm 10 km/6 miles
  • Day 5 : Kirk Yetholm to Wooler 21 km/13 miles
  • Day 6 : To Fenwick 19 km/12 miles - transfer to Lowick 5.6 km/3.5 miles by road
  • Day 7 : Transfer to Fenwick and walk to Holy Island 9 km/5.5 miles
  • Day 8 : Holy Island to Bamburgh 21 km/13 miles
  • Day 9 : Bamburgh to Craster/Dunstan 19.5 km/12 miles
  • Day 10 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 9 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts
Transport
  • Transfers on day 2, 3, 6, 7
Others
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch, Dinner and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this St. Cuthbert's Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 October 2022, a deposit of 182 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

St. Cuthbert's Way tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this St. Cuthbert's Way tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

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  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

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    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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