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Cross-border walk will cover best of Northumberland and Borders

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St Cuthbert's Way Challenge, August, 2012

St Cuthbert's Way Challenge, August, 2012

A Northumberland outdoor company is planning a new walk for 2012 – The St Cuthbert’s Challenge.

Shepherds Walks is offering ramblers the chance to stride across 18 miles of one of the finest long distance paths in Britain. The full length of St Cuthbert’s Way is 62 miles, tarting in Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finishing on the tidal island of Lindisfarne in north Northumberland.

The St Cuthbert’s Way Challenge is set for August 11 next year and will cover what many believe to be the best section of the walk.

The walk will raise money for Mountain Rescue.

Beginning in Morebattle, Scotland, the walk will climb Grubbit Law and follow a ridge over Wideopen Hill – the highest point on St Cuthbert’s Way at 368m.

Walkers will then pass over Crookedshaws Hill before dropping down to Town Yetholm. This section of the challenge is stunning with the rolling Cheviots to the south and the hills and plains of The Scottish Borders to the north.

After leaving Yetholm walkers will climb up to the border ridge and pass from Scotland into England. From Hethpool the route passes just south of Kirknewton, winding in between ancient hill settlements and a picturesque but rugged landscape. The walk finishes in Wooler.

A limited edition T-shirt is available for all participants.

Places are limited. Find out more about what promises to be one of 2012’s best walking experiences in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders here.

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