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The Call of St Davids

Event details

Web Page
guidedpilgrimage.co.uk/the-call-of-st-davids/
Description
This walking pilgrimage gives us time to come back to ourselves in unspoilt natural environments. Time (such a precious commodity!) to reflect. Starting in the Preseli Mountains (steeped in Celtic folklore), we enjoy dramatic scenery from the heights before dropping down through rural Pembrokeshire on little known, quiet paths to reach the coast. Here we walk the final few miles along the famous Coastal Path to arrive at St Davids. All of these routes would have been major pilgrimage pathways in earlier times as pilgrims made their way to St Davids for it was decreed by 12th century Pope Calixtus II that two visits to St David were equivalent to a visit to Rome. Phil Cope author of ‘The Living Wells of Wales’ and a leading authority on holy wells, will join us for the last day of the April departure. Mileage is 12 miles / 11 miles / 12 miles / 9 miles over the 4 days walking (total: 44 miles / 70 kms). Accommodation is simple dormitory hostel style or local inn / b&b and most food included.
Start Date
24/04/2020
End Date
29/04/2020
Additonal dates
04/09/2020 - 09/09/2020
Start location
Address Line 1
Carmarthen Railway Station
City
Carmarthen
Postcode
SA31 2BE
End location
Address Line 1
Carmarthen Railway Station
Address Line 2
Cwrtnewydd
Town
Llanybydder
City
Carmarthen
Postcode
SA31 2BE
Area
Wales
Travel Advice
Meet at Carmarthen Railway Station on Day 01 at 2pm from where we will be transferred to the heart of the Preseli Mountains visiting the ancient burial chamber of Pentre Ifan en route. You can walk with just a light day pack and your main luggage will be transferred between night stops. We finish the walking at St Davids on the afternoon of Day 05 but have a final overnight before transfer back to Carmarthen on the morning of Day 06.
What To Bring
To carry with you: - Day pack (for waterproofs, lunch, ++) - Waterproofs (jacket and trousers) - Clothing layers for upper body - Sturdy walking boots / walking trainers (waterproof) - Sun protection - Personal medications if required - Refillable water bottle - Sustaining snacks In transferred luggage (if using this facility): - Change of clothes for the evening - Additional walking clothes - Nightwear and underwear (including walking socks) - Wash bag - Books / journal - Phone charger (if required) - Small padlock to secure case (please note cases will be unmonitored during the day)
Distance
44 miles / 70 kms
Maximum Size Of Group
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Suitability
Price
£795 pp (April departure) / £745 pp (Sept departure)

Organising company

Organising Company Name
Guided Pilgrimage
Telephone
01570 434705
Website
guidedpilgrimage.co.uk
Email
hello@guidedpilgrimage.co.uk
Address Line 1
Brynseion
Address Line 2
Cwrtnewydd
City
Llanybydder
Postcode
SA40 9YJ

Primary contact

Name
Christine Smith
Telephone
01570 434705
Email
hello@guidedpilgrimage.co.uk
Position
Guide