Cornish Celtic Way – 125 miles – 12 days – St German’s Priory to St Michael’s Mount. Binding together three of Cornwall’s best-loved routes – the coastal route, Cornish Saints’ Way, and St Michael’s Way – the Cornish Celtic Way gives pilgrims the opportunity to see the very best of Cornwall’s world-renowned spiritual inheritance. The Celtic saints of this country engaged with nature deeply, and risked everything to bring Christianity to Cornwall in the sixth century AD. By following the Cornish Celtic Way, you will be guided in their ways; visiting holy wells, hidden glens, ancient churches, standing stones, and carved crosses, and making river crossings. Glimpse magic in the pools, trees, and earth of Cornwall. And along with the beautiful guidebook, if you acquire a Cornish Celtic Way Passport and get it stamped in places along the way, you gain access to budget accommodation on the floors of over twenty churches and church halls, allowing walkers carrying a mat and sleeping bag to walk long sections of the route, or even go the whole distance!
St Germans Priory
Daphne Du Maurier’s favourite church
Picturesque Fowey Harbour
Colourful St Issey Church
St Constantine’s Chapel and Well
St Michael’s Mount
Holy Places listed in Britain’s Pilgrim Places book: St Germans Priory; Constantine Bay; Holywell Bay; Perranporth.
The guidebook for this route is expertly designed, with lovely photos, and just enough text to give interesting stories about the saints and the places you pass through, also suggesting particular actions in specific places like touching Celtic stone crosses, but it never gets overwhelming with detail. Buying the Guidebook and Passport together is thoroughly recommended for the best experience.