The Cornish Celtic Way is a new pilgrimage route covering 125 miles through Cornwall from St. German’s to St. Michael’s Mount. It incorporates over 60 miles of the Cornish coastal path as well as two established pilgrimage routes: The Saints’ Way and St. Michael’s Way. The Cornish Celtic Way is divided into 16 walks that can be done as a whole over about 2 weeks or can be completed in sections over a longer period of time.
The aim of the Cornish Celtic Way is to aid people of all ages who are interested in spirituality to explore and develop their faith in a different way. We believe that having faith isn’t about just going to a place of worship- it’s about getting out and experiencing it in everyday life as well, and taking it into your own hands. We hope that the Cornish Celtic Way will develop spiritual growth and personal reflection through stories of the Celtic Saints, Cornwall’s rich history, incredible landscape and the people and communities that will be encountered along the way.
The Celtic saints engaged with nature and believed an understanding of God is revealed through it. They risked everything to bring Christianity to Cornwall between 500 and 600AD. The Cornish Celtic Way will guide people to walk in their footsteps, see what they saw and experience places of special significance where the Saints had been such as Celtic crosses, standing stones, holy wells and churches.
The Cornish Celtic Way is in its early stages of development. This year we will be publishing a book, ‘A Cornish Celtic Way’ which will provide an overall guide for this pilgrimage. Throughout early 2017, we have planned a series of walks along the route, which anyone is welcome to join us in. In July 2017, we will be encouraging as many people as possible to walk along the route together and participate in community activities.