Some of the hospitality venues and transport options across the route are only slowly finding their feet again after the Covid-19 restrictions so early contact with them is advised before setting out on the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. Although most restrictions will be eased from now on the Welsh or UK governments may re-impose some constraints either locally or nationally if new variants show signs of taking hold, so please take note of any future announcements. Hospitality venues are only too keen to be able to offer accommodation and bookings are expected to be heavy and our advice is to book two or three base sites across the route as most places will not accept a single night’s booking as it may block a potential longer stay”.
Planning the Walk
The route is approximately 135 miles /218 kms in length. These are “map miles” and do not take into account ascents and descents. The route has been divided up into 25 relatively short main sections. For details check the page for routes. With this information you should be able to plan a walk of 10 to 15 days. For a suggested itinerary click here
Wild camping is not normally permissible in Wales. Currently facilities for camping along the route are limited.
The route is reasonably well served by B&Bs, Guest Houses, Hotels and Hostels. Individuals and small Groups should be able to find suitable accommodation either on the route or just off it. Providers will usually, for a charge, pick you up from the route and return you the following morning. The only food that needs to be carried is a packed lunch and drink.
You should ensure:
The “golden rule” is carry only the minimum, a small bar of soap in a plastic container, toothbrush and toothpaste, razor, deodorant, tissues etc In the summer you will need a high-factor sun cream and an insect repellent
First Aid Kit
A small first aid kit in a waterproof cover should always be carried. This should at a an absolute minimum include painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen; plasters for minor cuts and abrasions; a small selection of sterile dressings for wounds; antiseptic cream, antiseptic wipes, tweezers and scissors.
Passports are available as a souvenir of your walk. Details are on a separate page.
Record proof of your pilgrimage by signing the Pilgrim Record Folder details of which you will find in the News section (29.06.16)
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