- Scotland to England Though Border Country
- Walking the Cheviot Hills
- Lindisfarne Castle and Priory on Holy Island
- Optional Extension to Bamburgh
Walk through the Cheviot Hills from Scotland to England en-route to Britain's very own Galapagos. 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 Lindisfarne, but we recommend that if you have time, you opt for the extended tour 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.
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 19.5 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 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available
- 7 breakfasts
- Transfer on day 2, 3, 6, 7
- 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
- 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
- Earn US$ 38+ in travel credits.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this St Cuthbert's Way - 8 Days 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 - 8 Days 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 - 8 Days 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.
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