Manx Footpaths Conservation Group

Walking St Cuthbert’s Way May 2022

Di, Denise & Paul recently travelled to Northumberland to complete St Cuthbert’s Way and we are very grateful to Di for providing us with some reflections of the holiday;
“We walked St Cuthbert’s Way in May through the quiet countryside of the Scottish Borders and Northumbria joining together places associated with the 7th century Saint. It begins in the market town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishes on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the edge of the North Sea. In-between it takes in some beautiful countryside including the banks of the River Tweed and the foothills of the Cheviots. As the coast draws near, you will visit St Cuthbert’s Cave before descending to the unique tidal causeway which leads to Holy Island with its spectacular priory and castle. The causeway is underwater for 5 hours at high tide – so you need to consult the tide tables.
This is a unique walk as the causeway crosses the sands with the ruined Lindisfarne Abbey and castle growing ever closer. A fitting end to a memorable walk.
We completed the walk in 5 days, a distance of 63 miles and the weather was very kind to us”