26.08.2020 - Due to path deterioration at Brynffynnon Terrace off Holway Rd, Holywell, it's been decided to set up a temporary diversion for anyone who feels that the current condition of the path is unsuitable. This may be the case in wet weather or when conditions are slippery underfoot. Please refer to map of Holway diversion attached.
24.03.2020 - Due to the national emergency caused by the Covid-19 virus we shall not be holding the annual pilgrimage in May this year. We strongly advise anyone planning to walk the North Wales Pilgrim's Way in the foreseeable future to heed the Government's instructions about no unnecessary travel and social distancing when exercising. We hope you keep well and safe during this crisis and will be able to enjoy the wonderful heritage and countryside of North Wales when it is eventually safe to do so.
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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