You are invited to walk this historic trail through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland countryside. We will end this journey walking across coastal flats to spectacular Holy Island, one of Europe’s most famous Christian sites.

During your journey, you will visit places closely associated with St Cuthbert. Our adventure will take us through rolling farmland, quiet woods, moorland, and across a causeway. Not only spiritual but interesting, with lots of history. We will pass by Dryburgh Abbey (where Sir Walter Scott is buried) and the cave where St Cuthbert’s remains were stored. A walk across the sands to spectacular Holy Island and Lindisfarne, where St Cuthbert served as Bishop, will be our final destination.

Itinerary Highlights

  • See the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey
  • Explore the market towns of Jedburgh and Wooler
  • See the remains of Cessford Castle
  • The scenic village of Kirk Yetholm
  • See St Cuthbert’s Cave in the Kyloe Hills, this is the site where monks hid St Cuthbert’s body when they fled Lindisfarne to escape the vikings
  • Walk across the tidal causeway to Lindisfarne
  • Tour the ruined abbey and spectacular castle on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne