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St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk - Self Guided or Guided

St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk - Self Guided or Guided
Sat 12th August 2017

This 19.5 mile cross border challenge takes in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you start walking in Scotland and finish in England.

After registration in Wooler you will be transferred up to Morbattle to start the walk. You initially climb Grubbit Law, follow the ridge over Wideopen Hill (the highest point on St Cuthbert’s Way at 368m) and pass over Cookedshaws Hill before dropping down to Town Yetholm. This section of the challenge walk is truly stunning with the Cheviots to the South and the Scottish Borders to the north.

After leaving Yetholm you then have a climb up to the border ridge where you pass from Scotland into England before dropping down to Hethpool.

From Hethpool the route passes just south of Kirknewton as you pass in between ancient hill settlements in such a picturesque but rugged landscape as you make your way back to Wooler.

Throughout the challenge walk you will pass through checkpoints with water available on all of them and snacks on one. Emergency first aid is provided and if you drop out during the walk we will take you back to Wooler.

The total ascent on this walk is - 3333 feet (1016m)

A truly special challenge walk passing along the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you make your way from Scotland back into England before receiving a well deserved welcome back after completing a true challenge.

A % of your entry fee goes staright to Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescure team as a donation for the stirling work they do.

This challenge walk is dog friendly, please do bring your dog along on the walk.

Below is the YouTube film created after the 2015 St Cuthbert's Way Challenge Walk.

event walks

  • Date: 12/08/2017
  • Start Time: 8.00 am
  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult

St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk 2017 - Self guided

Ref: STC2016 - Price: £32.50

This 19.5 mile cross border challenge takes in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you start walking in Scotland and finish in England.

price pp qty/people  
12/08/2017 - Places Left: 60
Wooler
£32.50

  • Date: 12/08/2017
  • Start Time: 8.00 am
  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Guide: Andrea Harrison

St Cuthbert's Way Challenge Walk 2017 - Guided

Ref: SCWC2017G - Price: £37.50

This 19.5 mile cross border challenge takes in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you start walking in Scotland and finish in England.

price pp qty/people  
12/08/2017 - Places Left: 13
Wooler
£37.50

comments
Posted By: kevin wealleans | Sun 9th October 2011

hi did the st cuthberts way in august this stage is the more difficult but well worth it.

Posted By: Sarah Hutchinson | Sun 29th July 2012

Hello,I've just done the entire St Cuthbert's Way walk this weekend and this section is truly spectacular. It is also the hardest, but I'd do this again in a heartbeat. Good luck!

Posted By: Robert | Sun 12th August 2012

A short note of personal thanks to you and your excellent, friendly team for the flawless organisation of yesterday's walk. After the necessary but exhausting (!!!) initial ascent I enjoyed every minute of it. Come to think of it, even that first ascent is being viewed through rosy coloured specs this morning :-).

The whole event had a lovely, communal feel and I am most certainly going to sign up for some more. From the friendly registration process to the final cheery completion congratulations, restorative cup of tea and slice of millionaire's shortbread I cannot fault annything.

Thanks again - the work involved for you and the team was obviously colossal but I hope that you all get great satisfaction from a job well, no - perfectly done!

All the best,
Robert

Posted By: Julie Barnett | Sun 12th August 2012

What a fantastic walk and day. I think my highlight was definitely the hill at the very beginning (NOT!), thanks for that Jon! I nordic walked for most of the 19.5 miles which made the hills a bit easier and meant I could walk quicker on the flat and downhill parts. The scenery was spectacular, the weather perfect and the cuppa at CP3 very welcome. It's amazing after you finish and wake up the next day you kinda forget how difficult it was except for the sore feet and aches.

I'd like to thank all of the Shepherds Walks staff and volunteers (Jon, Jane, Richard, Mike, Margaret, John, Matt and of course Harry and Lois). Many thanks also to the Mountain Rescue Team who were everywhere telling me they wouldn't give me a lift to the end when I asked them!

Julie x

Posted By: Stephen Cattle | Sun 12th August 2012

The walk like all the challenges I have done with Shepherds Walks was really well organised and very enjoyable. The route was fantastic-really well thought out and a lovely part of St Cuthbert's Way. Starting in Morebattle north of the border was great and the view from the hill at the start was breathtaking. The rest of the day was a joy too-beautiful scenery and ideal walking conditions. The staff at the checkpoints as always were really supportive and the cup of tea at check point 3 very welcome. I think it was Mike who was making the tea-apologies if I get his name wrong but he is always a joy at the events. Really supportive and he makes a good cup of tea!

Posted By: Jean Cawkwell | Tue 14th August 2012

The walk itself was very challenging but the scenery was amazing. Its somewhere where I have never walked before so I needed to stop several times to take photos - it was nothing to do with the steep hills!

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day special, the Mountain Rescue Team did who do a brilliant job, and to all my fellow walkers - we made it!

Looking forward to Kielder now to finish our "Going for Four".

Posted By: Joanna Davies | Thu 16th August 2012

Just like to say I did enjoy the walk on Saturday 'St Cuthberts Way '. Hope to complete another challenge next year.

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