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St Kenelm's Way

80 km / 50 miles

Glos, Worcs
St Kenelm's Way is a walk through Worcestershire from the Clent Hills to the Cotswolds. It is based on the legend surrounding the death of the young Saxon prince, the grandson of King Offa, tracing the legendary journey of the young prince's body from the site of his murder to his burial place at Winchcombe. The holy remains were carried ceremoniously by the monks of Winchcombe Abbey and wherever the cortege rested on the journey reputedly a crystal spring gushed forth.

Following field and woodland paths and a stretch of the scenic Worcester - Birmingham canal, the walk undulates past historic villages to the half way stage at Upton Snodsbury and from Wyre Piddle the Avon is followed to historic Pershore.

A Saxon ridgeway over Bredon Hill and the Salt Way climbing above Hailes provide views back to Clent and the descent to St Kenelm's Well at Winchcombe is an exhilarating finale.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Pilgrimage
Start
SO944807 - Romsley Church, Clent Hills, Worcs
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Finish
SP024284 - Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe, Glos
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Open Date
2005

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
St Kenelm's Way: Clent to Cotswold (Countryside Matters - 2003)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
B & B Accommodation
Manor Hill House B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
15 Km
Hotels
St Andrews Town Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
21 Km
B & B Accommodation
Eckington Manor  (bookable online)
3 Km
53 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
80 Km

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Route Profile:

79.0 Km (49.1 miles)
1,117 m (3,665 ft) ascent
306 m (1,004 ft)  maximum height