St Cuthbert's Way

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St Cuthbert's Way
Length 62 mi (100 km)
Location Scottish Borders/Northumberland
Trailheads Melrose
Lindisfarne
Use Hiking

St Cuthbert's Way is a 62-mile (100 km) long-distance trail between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the coast of Northumberland, England.

It is part of the European walking route E2.

The route: Melrose Abbey - Bowden - Newtown St Boswells - Dryburgh - Benrig Cemetery - St Boswells - Maxton - Dere Street - Ancrum - Battle of Ancrum Moor - Peniel Heugh - Jedburgh - Harestanes Visitor Centre - River Teviot - Monteviot House - Nisbet, Roxburghshire - Cessford - Oxnam Water - Littledeanless - Cessford Moor - Cessford Castle - Morebattle - Kale Water - Mow - Town Yetholm - Kirk Yetholm - Hethpool - Elsdon Burn - Yeavering - Humbleton Hill - River Till - Doddington - Wooler - Beal - Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - Lindisfarne Priory - Lindisfarne Castle - Farne Islands.

"The walk is named after Cuthbert, a 7th-century saint, a native of the Borders who spent his life in the service of the church. He began his work at Melrose Abbey. He achieved the status of Bishop, and when he died he was buried on Holy Island. He was called a saint eleven years after his death, when his coffin was opened and his remains found to be perfectly preserved."[1]

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  1. ^ "St. Cuthberts Way". The Sherpa Van Project. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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Coordinates: 55°40′55″N 1°29′24″W / 55.682°N 1.489891°W / 55.682; -1.489891