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SCOTTISH PILGRIM WAYS

Currently, we have 15 Scottish routes in development.

 

St Kentigern's Way

From his base in Glasgow, the city's Patron Saint Kentigern travelled widely on foot throughout Clydesdale, Upper Tweeddale and Annandale on his missionary activities. This route recreates one such journey.

  • Starts Annan on the Solway Firth

  • Ends Glasgow Cathedral

  • 15 miles

  • Fully Waymarked

  • Accommodation available

Whithorn Way

Whithorn has been a place of pilgrimage from 7th century and in recent times its connection with St Ninian has seen a growing revival in pilgrim visitors.

  • Starts Glasgow Cathedral

  • Ends Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

  • 149 miles

  • Partly waymarked

  • Accommodation available

  • Accessible by Public Transport

Forth To Farne Way

The coastal trail between North Berwick on the Firth of Forth and Lindisfarne off the Northumberland coast has been walked in both directions over the centuries by pilgrims.

  • Starts North Berwick

  • Ends Lindisfarne

  • SPW Accredited Silver Route

  • 70 miles

  • Waymarked

  • Accommodation available

  • Accessible by Public Transport

  • Certificate available

  • Guidebook published

Fife Pilgrim Way

​St Andrews was one of the main pilgrimage destinations in Medieval Europe, ranked in importance with Rome (St Peter) and Santiago de Compostela (St James the Great).

  • Starts Culross

  • Ends St Andrews

  • 65 miles

  • Full Waymarked

  • Accommodation Available

  • Guide Books published

  • Certificate Available

St Magnus Way

The St Magnus Way is a 58-mile pilgrimage route through Mainland Orkney, inspired by the life and death of Magnus, Orkney’s patron saint.

  • Starts Evie

  • Ends Kirkwall 

  • SPW Accreditation pending

  • 58 Miles

  • Fully Waymarked

  • Accommodation available

  • App & Map Downloads Available

St Cuthbert's Way

The St Cuthbert's Way begins in Melrose, the location of the Saint's early monastic life, to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), the site of St Cuthbert's later ministry and death.

  • Starts Melrose, Scottish Borders

  • Ends Lindisfarne, Northumberland

  • 62 miles

  • Fully Waymarked

  • Accommodation available

  • Guidebooks publisjed

  • Certificate available

 

Cowal Pilgrim Ways

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Christians and Saints on 5 connected pilgrim ways across the Cowal Peninsula.

  • St Munns's Way - 63 miles

  • Starts Kilmun

  • Ends Kilmun

  • SPW Accreditation pending

  • Not Waymarked

  • Accommodation available

  • Maps & GPS tracks available

  • Pilgrim Passport

Borders Abbeys Way

A circular trail in the heart of the Scottish Borders, passing by four 12th Century Abbeys.

  • Starts & Ends Melrose

  • Passes through Kelso, Jedburgh & Hawick

  • 65 miles

  • Fully Waymarked

  • Good Accommodation available

  • Guidebooks and Maps published

Northern Pilgrims Way

Explore the North Highlands and experience the paths walked long before us.

  • Starts Tain

  • Ends Kirkwall, via ferry to Orkney

  • 3 Braided Routes

  • SPW accreditation pending

  • Not waymarked

  • Some accommodation

  • GPS tracks available

  • Guidebook available via website

Three Saints Way

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Deeside Way

The route follows the Old Royal Deeside Railway from Aberdeen to Ballater, and is suitable for walkers & cyclists.

  • Starts Aberdeen

  • Ends Ballater

  • 41 miles

  • Fully Waymarked (Sustrans)

  • PDF maps & GPS tracks available

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Dalriada Way

The Way links the Kintyre Way with Oban, using forest tracks paths, using 3 ferry crossings and visiting 3 islands.

  • Starts Tarbet, Loch Fyne

  • Ends island of Lismore

  • 102 miles

  • Not waymarked