The Cornish Celtic Way

The Cornish Celtic Way is a new pilgrimage route covering 125 miles through Cornwall

 

It starts in St Germans in south-east Cornwall and leads down to St Michaels Mount incorporating established pilgrimage routes and over 60 miles of glorious coastal paths.

Discovering ancient pathways, monuments and remnants of Cornwall’s spiritual past, this new pilgrimage offers a chance to realign yourself to the process of the journey, wherever that might take you.

Accompanied by a guidebook championed in The Guardian and The Telegraph, it traces routes laid down centuries ago by the saints and travellers that landed on our shores. Whether you have a faith or not, making a pilgrimage is a unique way to connect with everything that our busy lives crowds out. The sounds, sights and smells of nature. The path beneath your feet and the road ahead.

Broken down into 16 walks, it’s possible to walk sections in half a day to a day. Or, you could pack a rucksack, a guide and a sense of adventure and take on the whole route in two weeks. The Cornish Celtic Way website and Facebook page details guided one day walks and week-long pilgrimages that everyone is welcome to join.

Purchasing a passport means you can collect stamps at locations along the way, like the famous Camino de Santiago. It also provides access to churches and church halls offering inexpensive basic accommodation to pilgrims, subject to availability.  If that’s too pilgrim-like, there’s also a growing number of accommodation providers along the route happy to offer a small discount to weary walkers.

Whatever way you choose to walk the Cornish Celtic Way, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get out in our extraordinary countryside, share in the history and heritage of our Celtic saints, discover new communities and even open yourself up to the possibilities of spiritual discovery.

To see reviews of the book/walk, see below.

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/feb/18/cornwall-celtic-walk-coast-path-trail-hike

Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/britains-best-walks/

 

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