St Cuthbert’s Way

Walking Route

St Cuthbert’s Way

Walking

The St Cuthbert’s Way starts in Melrose and heads roughly east through a number of historic settlements before crossing the Border with England and ending at Lindisfarne (Holy Island).

Many walkers follow this route as a pilgrimmage but others just enjoy the built and natural heritage through which it runs. This is one of Scotland’s Great Trails.

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Distance:
34mi / 54.5km
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Total climb:
5,445ft / 1,660m
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Total descent:
4,690ft / 1,430m
Towns along route:
Melrose, Newtown St Boswells, Bowden, Morebattle, Cessford, Maxton, Yetholm
Difficulty:
Challenge
Difficulty notes:
Most people walk St. Cuthbert’s Way from west to east, which chronologically fits in with St. Cuthbert’s life, but more importantly means the wind is usually behind you, and Holy Island lures you to the coast.
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What you'll see

Melrose

Towns & Villages

The picturesque town of Melrose is located next to the River Tweed at the foot of the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills.


Newtown St Boswells

Towns & Villages

Newtown St Boswells is a village situated on the Bowden Burn.


Bowden

Towns & Villages

Bowden is peaceful village, situated 3 miles south of Melrose and west of Newtown St Boswells.


Morebattle

Towns & Villages

Morebattle is a small village just seven miles south of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. It sits beside the Kale Water, a tributary of the…


Cessford

Towns & Villages

Cessford is a small hamlet, approximately a mile south of the B6401 road and 8 miles north east of Jedburgh.


Maxton

Towns & Villages

Located on the St. Cuthbert's Way long distance footpath, Maxton lies just off the A68, south of St. Boswells and east of Newtown St. Boswells.


Yetholm

Towns & Villages

The area of Yetholm actually consists of two small villages - Kirk Yetholm and Town Yetholmm.