Saturday 18 March, 9.30am - 2.30pm

St Cuthbert's Day Walk and Procession

Starts from St Mary's and St Cuthbert's Church, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3QB

This is an annual walk from Chester-le-Street to Durham Cathedral in honour of St Cuthbert. It is symbolic of the arrival of the body of and relics of St Cuthbert in Durham in 994AD, and formation of the Anglo-Saxon White Church, a precusor to today's great Norman Cathedral. 

The walk arrives at the Cathedral via Durham City's Market Place.  The St Cuthbert Banner will be carried in procession from the Market Place to the Cathedral and are welcomed at the Cathedral at 2.15pm for a procession and prayers at the Shrine of St Cuthbert.  

The walk is guided and is eight miles long.  Please wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather. 

A free event - to reserve a place please contact 

There are celebratory events in honour of St Cuthbert taking place at the Cathedral all day on the 18th March. See for more information.