The Aquae Sulis Way

2 day pilgrimages, South West England

The Aquae Sulis Way – Frome to Bath – 2 days, 23 miles. A BPT-devised pilgrimage route. This pilgrimage seeks to refresh our relationship with the wild waters of Britain – to honour and encounter the water that surrounds us within and without. It is a pilgrimage to one of Britain’s greatest natural springs – the health-giving spa of Aquae Sulis (Bath) – sacred to the Celts, the Romans, the Georgians – and everyone in between. By making this pilgrimage you will properly approach this sacred water source (which today takes the form of a rooftop Spa overlooking Bath Abbey). You can engage with the waters that you will meet in a host of ways. Why not ‘wild-swim’ in weirs, under Aqueducts, and in the confluence of great rivers? You can ford ancient fords, seek lost holy wells, drink wild water from a variety of natural springs (can you taste the difference?).

You start in Frome, a town built around a holy well. You can drink (with an appropriate Grahl Water Filter), and wash, and fill a special bottle with this water, which you can then share with every other water source along the way.

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