26.02.19 - From 25/02/19 to 29/03/19 the road is closed to traffic and pedestrians over the bridge at Tal y Cafn (A470) while essential repairs are undertaken. Our advice is to finish a days walk at Tal y Cafn (or Eglwysbach) and start the next day at Rowen or on the other side of the bridge as any diversion will involve many extra miles and possibly dangerous road walking. (Nearest crossings are at Dolgarrog and Conwy).
Or you can use the Bus service that connects Eglwysbach to Rowen via Llandudno Junction:-
Bus 25 from Eglwysbach to Llandudno Jct @ 15 13 or 17 13
Bus 19 from Llandudno Jct to Rowen @ 16 01 or 18 41. On BOTH ask the driver to let you off at Rowen.
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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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03.01.19 - Dates for this years Annual Pilgrimage
The dates for this years annual Pilgrimage are from Saturday 4th May to Friday 17th May
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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.
02.10.18 - The route between Holywell and Pantasaph has been obstructed by a crop of turnips. This is at Penyball Trig Point. The best way around this is by turning right, as you come up the hill, and walking around the field.
30.05.17 - Route Amendment Section 20 Penygroes to Clynnog Fawr
The Footbridge near Lleuar Fawr is closed. A diversion is therefore needed. At the end of the first paragraph the instructions are to turn left. Instead turn right and follow these instructions as supplied by Gwynedd County Council.
“The alternative route around the closed section is to walk along the country lane in a Westerly direction from Grid Ref: SH245472 / 352393 towards the Village of Pontllyfni and to re-join the route at Grid Ref: SH244119 / 351380 south easterly of Pontllyfni Village, entrance to Coch y Big Farm, LL54 5EU”.
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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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