Wexford–Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way

SW Wales, Ireland, 1-2 week, Sanctuary

Two Celtic Lands
Two Celtic Saints
One Transformative Journey


The Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way follows in the footsteps of St Aidan’s sixth century journey from Ferns in Ireland to meet his teacher and mentor, St David, in Wales. The impact of the meeting between these two famous Celtic saints was felt far and wide across Ireland, Wales and beyond, leading to the establishment of new churches and monasteries and a flourishing of Celtic culture in the Age of the Saints.

This newly re-discovered international route is characterised by wild Celtic landscapes and rich cultural heritage that continues to inspire musicians, poets and painters who live along its path to this day.

Pilgrimage on foot is a green and sustainable form of travel in these times of climate change and habitat loss.  The two saints understood the importance of the natural environment and through their mutual love of bees they even helped to save the bee population of Ireland. Through the story of the bees and the importance of the natural environment to this path, the Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrimage Way is at the heart of perhaps the biggest challenge we face today.

It is a 260km (162 mile) journey with nearly 100km winding through County Wexford from Ferns to Rosslare, followed by a 100km crossing over the Irish Sea and a 60km walk on the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park Coast Path to St Davids. Enjoy!

Publicity article BBC News, Time Out, Western Telegraph and Irish Examiner.

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