St Cuthbert's Walking Holidays

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The St Cuthbert’s Way sets itself apart from other walks in the United Kingdom: when you go on this walk in Northumberland you pass through two countries and end your walk on an island. This ancient pilgrimage reflects the life of the Northumbrian bishop St Cuthbert, who was associated with certain miracles. In Melrose (Scotland), the saint was born around 634 and this is where the walk starts. After a life of evangelism and devotion to the poor, St Cuthbert eventually became Bishop of Lindisfarne on Holy Island, the finish of this famous walk in Northumberland.

The St Cuthbert’s Way walk passes over several remote grassy hills and takes in some of the best area of hiking Northumberland. This includes hills such as The Eldons, Wideopen and the side of Cheviot, before descending to the coast, via the caves where the bishop's remains were hidden from Viking raiders.

The land covered by the St Cuthbert’s Way on this Northumbria holiday is generally a sheep and livestock grazing area. Visitors to the area may spot wild moorland birds such as the golden plover and the curlew, which has an eerie call. Around the hill called Yeavering Bell (meaning the ‘place of the hill of the goats’), you can find - you may have already guessed - a herd of goats. The area has been the home of a family of shaggy Feral goats for many years.

The St Cuthbert’s Way happens to have less walkers than many other of the UK’s long distance paths, which will be an attraction for some. There are some charming little market towns and villages along the route as well as places associated with the author Sir Walter Scott.

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Personal Experience of St Cuthbert's Way

England and Scotland is our home and our team have been walking and cycling St Cuthbert's Way for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of England and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips along St Cuthbert's Way

Our active holidays along St Cuthbert's Way are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip in England.

Local Knowledge of St Cuthbert's Way

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative St Cuthbert's itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years and years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect from their active holiday in England.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics.

Supporting local

In the English regions that we travel through tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by working with local family run accommodations and suppliers so that your money actually assists the community that hosts you.

Paddock to plate

The paddock to plate concept is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.




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International Dialing Code

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Electricity

Electricity in The United Kingdom is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us. Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice. We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration. We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements. Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.