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If you're looking for a varied and challenging walk with a magical ending, choose this one! It's... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
KateandRod
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Walking in Scottish Borders

Excellent walk from Melrose to Hadrians wall. Climbing Scenic Eildon Hills was invigorating. The... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
E1185CRjohng
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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A hundred KM walk through the Scottish countryside off the coast of Northumberland.
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

If you're looking for a varied and challenging walk with a magical ending, choose this one! It's got hills, views (weather permitting), sea and some great accommodation along the route.

1  Thank KateandRod
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Excellent walk from Melrose to Hadrians wall. Climbing Scenic Eildon Hills was invigorating. The walk then led to Bowden Village which is picturesque with a marvellous old kirk.That was just day 1.

2  Thank E1185CRjohng
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our first walking holiday and I honestly feel we couldn't have picked a better one. Many people do it in 4 days, but we chose the 7 day walk and were happy we did. Firstly, though in good shape, we were not sure what the...More

5  Thank pennymasae
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Enjoyed my time walking the Way. Clearly marked so easy to follow. Had some long days doing it 5 days so would suggest requires a good level of walking fitness or take longer! Accommodation needs to be pre booked. Get local taxi numbers so if...More

1  Thank clivew_nz
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We recently completed St Cuthbert's Way as our second long distance path (Hadrian's Wall was our first, earlier this year). From the set off in Melrose, the walk was delightful throughout. We consider ourselves to be a little out of shape at the moment and...More

7  Thank 847JohnS847
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Following a route around the Eildon Hill you will pass along this walk in places, beautiful views, well marked. Lovely walk

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Beautiful countryside and fascinating history from start to finish. Length of walks to some extent dictated by availability of accommodation, but around 15 miles each day for four days, then short 6 mile finish from Fenwick to Lindisfarne. Amazingly quiet and peaceful with beautiful views....More

2  Thank John P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Way is a magnificent varied hike and climb from fascinating Melrose to Lindesfarne/Holy Island where Christianity was founded in the UK. Inspiring.

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My first experience of a long distance walk. Truly memorable and a great one to start with. Very well way marked, better on the Scottish side than the English, easy to follow and covers all kinds of terrain. The views from the hill tops were...More

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My friends and i walked the whole of St Cuthbert's way in May 2016 for charity and I can only describe the whole event as a truly wonderful experience with stunning scenery to boot. The weather wasn't great all the time and there were places...More

1  Thank Cathy M
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I did this walk in 2016 with a walking friend. It is well signposted and of varied terrain but nothing too strenuous. We walked it in September and the route was not busy, we often walked long stretches without seeing... More
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