Whiting Way

SW England, 4 day

The Whiting Way37 miles, 4 days. A Pilgrim Way for the Diocese of Clifton from the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul in Bristol to the site of the martyrdom of Blessed Richard Whiting and the Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury.

The Way leaves Bristol over the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, then through parkland and beside the ring road until it climbs to Dundry. The path then descends to Chew Magna, where the Church of the Sacred Heart is visited. The Way passes on over the Mendips to reach the Church of SS Joseph & Teresa at Wells and Wells Cathedral.

The route continues, following the Monarch’s Way, then over quiet countryside to reach the site of the martyrdom of Blessed Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of Glastonbury, at the spectacular Glastonbury Tor. There is a final descent to reach the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and the Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury in St Mary’s Church.

About the Diocese of Clifton: It is the Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries serving a Catholic population of around 190,000. Around 33,000 people attend Mass around the diocese every weekend. More than 2,000 people are actively involved in Catholic associations in the diocese.

Official route website with Detailed PDF Guide & Passport

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