Walking St. Cuthbert's Way-Application

06/23/2024 09:00 AM - 07/03/2024 06:00 PM ET


  • $1,400.00  -  Double Occupancy
  • $1,950.00  -  Single Occupancy


St. Cuthbert's Way
Scottish Borders and Northumbria, England, [No State]
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Coracle is offering this pilgrimage following in the footsteps of St. Cuthbert through northern Scotland to Northumbria culminating at Lindisfarne (Holy Island), a historic Celtic monastic site. This pilgrimage is done in community, learning from the richness of the Celtic Christian tradition, engaging in spiritual disciplines together, and being met by God in the beauty of the Scottish and English countryside


We are delighted to have you consider this opportunity due to the rigorous walking, the terrain, and the communal nature of this group.  We ask that you please fill out the application linked here by October 31st, and Scott Buresh will contact you within five business days of receiving your application.  


We will begin the pilgrimage by gathering at the Edinburgh airport at 11:00 am on June 23 2024. We will return to Edinburgh on the afternoon of July 3rd and you can plan your departure from Edinburgh any time of day on July 4, 2024. The cost of the trip will be $1,400 for sharing a double occupancy room and $1,950 for a single occupancy room. The cost does not include airfare, lunches, and dinners. We will walk a total of 62 miles over the course of 8 days, staying at bed and breakfasts along the route each evening.  The terrain is hilly and includes four climbs of 300-400 meters. We will carry or buy our lunches along the way and eat dinner together each night in local pubs and restaurants. A luggage service will transport our bags between stays.


June 23 - arrive in Edinburgh in the morning. Travel to and spend the night in Melrose to begin walking the next day

June 24 - Begin our journey by walking 7.5 miles from Melrose to St. Boswell's and staying overnight in Melrose

June 25 - We walk 7.5 miles from St. Boswell's to Harestanes and overnight in Jedburgh

June 26 - We walk 10 miles from Harestanes to Morebattle and overnight in Jedburgh

June 27 -  We walk 7 miles from Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm and overnight in Kirk Yetholm

June 28 - We walk 5 miles from Kirk Yetholm to Hethpool and overnight in Kirk Yetholm

June 29  - We walk 8 miles from Hethpool to Wooler and overnight in Wooler

June 30 - We walk 11.5 miles from Wooler to Fenwick and overnight in Wooler

July 1 - We walk 5 miles from Fenwick to Holy Island and begin our two night stay on Lindisfarne

July 2 - Retreat day on Lindisfarne

July 3 - Wrap up on Lindisfarne and begin traveling back to Edinburgh when the trip concludes. You are free to depart the group that afternoon.  You are free to continue your journey in the UK or overnight in Edinburgh and fly home the next day.

Payment Details

  • A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is due by November 10, 2023 to reserve a spot.
  • The balance of $900 ($1450 single occupancy) will be due by April 1st, 2024. 
    • A small processing fee of 3% will be added for credit card payments. 
    • This fee is not necessary if you pay by check.
  • If paying online, please designate that you are making a donation for the St. Cuthbert’s Pilgrimage. 
  • Checks can be made to "Coracle" and sent to Wanda Bickers, 544 Brook Road, Towson, MD 21286 with St. Cuthbert’s Pilgrimage in the memo line. 


We are delighted to have you consider this opportunity. If you have any questions, please reach out to Scott (scott@inthecoracle.org or by phone: 443-474-5225)