St Cuthbert's Way
from Melrose to Lindisfarne
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 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 has all that a walker needs:
- 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.
Perfect partner: Harvey 2010 route map £11
Harvey's tough waterproof polythene map of St Cuthbert's Way, scale 1:40,000 (2010), cover price £12.95 discounted to £11
- St Cuthbert's Way: from Melrose to Lindisfarne
- Ronald Turnbull
- March 2010
- UK price £10.99
- 63pp+4pp map flap
- 145x210 mm
- ISBN: 978-1-898481-36-2