Following the pilgrims’ trail

Llanthony Priory

The pilgrimage begins at Llanthony Priory (pictured above) on 16 June, finishing at St Davids on 7 July (image credit: Longtown Images)

Ramblers Cymru is inviting walkers to join a 22-day pilgrimage from Llanthony to St Davids taking place from 16 June to 7 July as part of the UK’s nationwide Cultural Olympiad celebrations.

The Dewi Sant Pilgrimage 2012, which is one of eight Cauldrons and Furnaces events being organised by the Welsh heritage organisation Cadw, will see artists and storytellers recreate Welsh history as they journey to the final resting place of St David.

Ramblers volunteers have organised free, open to all walks along the route of the pilgrimage, which takes in the many ancient sites, holy wells and monuments visited by pilgrims throughout the ages.

The walks offer the opportunity to become a pilgrim for the day, enjoying the heritage and scenic landscapes of South Wales in the company of other outdoor enthusiasts and experienced Ramblers walk leaders.

Walkers can wend their way along the Offas Dyke path and River Taff, take in the welsh valleys and Carmarthenshire coastline and visit Kidwelly and Caerphilly Castle, sharing stories as they go.

View a map of the walks and other Dewi Sant Pilgrimage 2012 events or for more information email