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The Saints’ Way Trail

a medieval pilgrimage route

The Saints’ Way Trail, Cornwall
December 10, 2015 Lynne Ling

The coast to coast Saints’ Way Trail in Cornwall follows the ancient route taken by Celtic and medieval pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.

A Saints’ Way passport can be obtained and stamped at twelve churches on the route. It can also be  downloaded from the Truro diocesan website http://www.trurodiocese.org.uk/running-your-parish/saints-way-trail

The whole route from Padstow to Fowey is approximately 30 miles; an alternative is to walk 11 miles, passing through a medieval monastic settlement. The route is well-signed with Celtic cross markers.

The Saints’ Way Trail, Cornwall

St Michael’s Way
This ancient trail was another route followed by travellers from Ireland and Wales to Santiago de Compostela, crossing Cornwall from Lelant (near St. Ives) to Marazion (near Penzance) and is 12.5 miles long, well signposted in both directions with a stylised scallop shell.

Cornwall Coast near Padstow

FURTHER INFORMATION

More information is available from Truro Diocese

See the Cornwall Council website for more information and other trails and cycle routes:
http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/countryside/cycle-routes-and-trails/the-saints-way

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