A pilgrims journey along the 62 mile route of St Cuthbert’s Way

Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts is just one of the great places to stay on your cross border pilgrimage.

Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.

As one of the owners of Wooler Youth Hostel and also a qualified walk leader, I have spent many hours either giving advice to the many guests that stay with us during their trip or leading them on some of the sections of the walk.

It truly has something to offer everyone in terms of scenery and locations.

An ever changing variety of scenery and spectacular views;
A truly memorable finish along a causeway exposed only at low tide;
Something of interest for everyone, including historical and cultural interest;
The route which can easily be completed in 4-6 days without requiring a lot of training or high fitness levels;
Baggage transfer services
Rock art and the famous St Cuthbert’s Cave
Castles and Abbeys
Beautiful Rivers (Great Wild swimming spots!)
Accommodation to suit all along the route
Cheviot Hills

Here at the hostel we can store your luggage whilst you enjoy your day, before checking in grabbing a shower, refreshments and putting your feet up whilst you plan the next day’s journey.

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