Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert’s Way Ultra.
Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) route will be reversed.
Starting at Holy Island in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Northumberland coast. The route heads Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose, which is where Saint Cuthbert’s journey is thought to have started.
There is also a 40(ish) mile race option starting at Wooler. This may miss running from the iconic Holy Island to Wooler, but it misses none of the stunning scenery and undulations as you pass through Northumberland National Park into the Scottish Borders.
Saint Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) was a saint of the early Northumbrian church in the Celtic tradition. He was a monk, bishop and hermit, associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in what might loosely be termed the Kingdom of Northumbria in the Northeast of England. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of Northern England, with a cult centred on his tomb at Durham Cathedral. Cuthbert is regarded as the patron saint of northern England. His feast day is 20 March.
More details about the race can be found http://www.trailoutlaws.com/stcuthbert.html