Pilgrim Walking Routes
The very first route that was established with a Scottish element that could be described as a Pilgrim Route was
the St Cuthbert's Way.
Set up in 1999 it links the spiritual homes of St Cuthbert (7th Century Saint) at Melrose and the Holy Island
This route is walked by hundreds each year as a Pilgrimage, especially around Holy Week and by a large number
of international pilgrim throughout the spring to autumn seasons.
For details on this walking route link to the website www.stcuthbertsway.net
The Borders Abbeys Way was opened in 2008 and it links the sites of five 12th century Abbeys (4 only remain as ruins).
This route speaks of the great growth of monastic life under the patronage of King David I and Queen Margaret.
For details on this walking route link to the website www.bordersabbeysway.com
The updated map below shows existing Pilgrim walking routes as well as the line of further Pilgrim routes
that are under development or are being discussed within the SPRF Membership.
By clicking on the lines on the map you will be hyperlinked to the respective websites or pages on
this website that relate to the routes development.
In 2017 the St Magnus Way has been opened in stages and the Forth to Farne Way formally launched. A formal Argyll Steering Group was
established and more information on this can be found by clicking on this link.
During 2016 considerable progress was made with the development of a further Pilgrim Route this
being the development work on the Forth to Farne Way.
Established Walking Routes
This map has been produced for SPRF by one of our members
who has a Cartography business.