The Cornish Celtic Catholic Way

A Pilgrim Way for the Diocese of Plymouth from the Cathedral of SS Mary & Boniface in Plymouth to St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

About the route

The Cornish Celtic Catholic Way has been generously contributed by Frans Vossenberg from Fredericksburg, Virginia in the USA, who walked it with his family during August 2023. All photos on this page are copyright Frans Vossenberg & family.

The pilgrimage is based upon Rev Nigel Marns’ wonderful Cornish Celtic Way. This adaptation emphasizes Holy Wells, Celtic Crosses, Church Sanctuary ‘Champing’ and Catholic Spirituality with detours to St. Austell, St. Michael’s Chapel at Roche Rock and Tintagel. A rest day at Padstow has been included for an excursion to St. Materiana’s Church plus St. Piran’s Chapel/Well and St. Nectan’s waterfall in Trethevy, and a rest day in St. Ives.

From the Cathedral of SS Mary & Boniface, the mother church of the Diocese of Plymouth, it is an easy walk to Plymouth railway station. There are regular trains to St Germans where the Way starts. The train journey takes 15 minutes.

The 157 mile walking route includes major parts of the Cornish Celtic Way, the Southwest Coast Path, the Saint’s Way and St. Michael’s Way. It extends west along the south coast from St. Germans, across the peninsula from Fowey to Padstow, down the Atlantic Coast to St. Ives and then across West Penwith to St. Michael’s Mount.

For more information about the Cornish Celtic Way and to buy the book and pilgrim passport please click on the button below.

You can find out more about the Way and download the GPX file by clicking on the LEARN MORE tab in the interactive map here


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