07.06.2021 - The Pilgrims Way Completion Certificates are now available in the National Trust Visitor Centre at Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron. They include all the stamps around the edge of the certificate and come with a cardboard backed envelope. Cost is only £2 of which £1 is donated to the National Trust.
28.05.2021 - 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”.
22.02.2021 - We are pleased to announce that, providing the COVID 19 rules concerning travel & distancing have been relaxed enough to undertake group walking, we will hold our annual pilgrimage to from Basingwerk Abbey to Bardsey Island on the following dates this year:- From Sat 4th Sept to Fri 17th Sept. Please see attached schedule for details of times and places.
Please be aware that this event could be cancelled at any time due to the current situation,.
20.08.19 - The bridge at Bryn Rhyd yr Arian on the section between St. Asaph and Llansannan is closed for repairs. The alternative is to walk down the lane into the village.
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25.02.19 - The footpath at Tremeirchion is subject to excessive mud and the following diversion is suggested (see Map). From the Church at (1), walk downhill and turn right at the junction. At the next junction (2), take the road on the left signposted Trefnant. (Take care on this road as it potentially quite busy).
This is a long straight road going downhill. Follow until you arrive at the entrance to Hafod y Coed on your left hand side. Here take the footpath on the OPPOSITE side of the road (3).
This Green Lane takes you a field where you turn left (4) to rejoin the Pilgrim's Way following a hedge on your left to eventually join a farm access road. Turn left and follow this road until you reach the village of Waen.
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19.11.18 - Andrew McClymont who has completed the Pilgrims Way this year, albeit with 'slight variations' and 'not all in one go' has been good enough to share his experiences with us through his colourful diary, which can be found on our Inspiration Page.
07.07.16 - Greenfield Valley Visitor Centre is now open after refurbishment and the passport stamp will be available as well as one at the Holywell Shrine centre.
29.06.16 - There is now a folder in St Hywyn’s Church, Aberdaron, for pilgrims to record their journey along the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. You will find the book on the pilgrim table which is beyond the bookstall on the left. We would be so grateful if you could please sign it – Thank you.
23.02.16 - A limited bus service on the Lleyn Peninsula is available between April and October. Click here for more details
14.12.15 - Artists and pilgrimage
Claire Henderson Davis is a theologian/dancer/choreographer whose “Passion” was performed at Ely Cathedral and the Edinburgh Festival. She is currently artist in residence at Chester Cathedral and will be working with young people on the concept of pilgrimage over the next couple of years, culminating with walking the North Wales Pilgrim’s way.
Artist Angela Davies has been working on pilgrimage with circular walks followed by creative workshops on “mapping journeys” as part of her residency at St Asaph Cathedral. She continues to develop these themes. Check out both these artists on their websites:
13.10.15 - Pilgrims Way Sign has been renewed at The Greenfield Visitor Centre site (Basingwerk) making things a lot clearer.
14.04.15 - The path between Trelogan and Llanasa at the North Clwyd Animal Rescue can be very muddy. This can be avoided by turning left on the drive to the buildings and walking up to the road and turning right to walk down to the village of Llanasa.
The North Wales Pilgrim’s Passport Project
Following the early Celtic Saints, pilgrims have for centuries walked the pathways of north Wales towards the holy island of Bardsey. It is difficult to know where exactly the original paths lay but today it’s possible to travel on a newly established North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. This is a long distance footpath along north Wales from Basingwerk Abbey near Holywell to Aberdaron passing through some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales... more details
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