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Two saints wayTwo Saints Way

Cheshire, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent

148 km / 92 miles
A pilgrimage route of approximately 92 miles has been created between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield, named the Two Saints Way after the Saxon saints who brought Christianity from Northumbria to the ancient kingdom of Mercia in the seventh century. St Chad's shrine at Lichfield and St Werburgh's shrine at Chester were popular destinations for pilgrims in medieval times and are linked by this route. The last twenty years or so has seen a marked rise in the idea and practice of pilgrimage. Old pilgrimage routes, such as the paths along the North Wales coast to Bardsey are being walked again and new pilgrimage routes, such as St Cuthbert's Way from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, have been established. 


The Two Saints Way Project ties in with this new mood of enthusiasm for the active spirituality of pilgrimage in a way that is relevant to the contemporary context.

 The route has four sections:

Section 1 - Chester to Nantwich From Chester Cathedral mostly along canals and including the dramatic Beeston Castle before ending at the fine market town of Nantwich.
Section 2 - Nantwich to Stoke-on- Trent There are notable churches such as the intriguing Primitive Methodist Chapel at Englesea Brook and significant industrial heritage sites at Stoke-on-Trent
Section 3 - Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford. The route follows the Trent Valley passing the impressive Trentham Estate and the canal town of Stone before reaching the county town of Stafford.
Section 4 - Stafford to Lichfield After meandering along the River Sow the route joins crosses Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before the last few miles to Lichfield and the pilgrim sites at the Cathedral and St Chad’s Well.

A 2015 guidebook is listed below.


Details:

Waymark: Two saints way
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Cross with swan and path name (waymarking 2012/13)
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Pilgrimage
Start: SJ405664 - Chester Catherdral, Chester, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK121102 - St Chad's Well, Lichfield, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Two Saints Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF Two Saints Way  (Two Saints Way Project ) Download
Guidebook Two Saints Way Guidebook  (Two Saints Way Project  - 2015 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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OS Explorer Active 232, 243, 244, 245, 257, 258, 266, 267

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Chester, Canal View  (bookable online)
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Chester Town House Hotel  (bookable online)
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Pheasant Inn  (bookable online)
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Clayhanger Guest House  (bookable online)
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Canal Cruising  (bookable online)
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The Flint Mill in Stone  (bookable online)
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The Dog & Doublet Inn  (bookable online)
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The Swan Hotel  (bookable online)
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Ingestre Lodges  (bookable online)
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The Moat House  (bookable online)
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Dalraddy Cottage  (bookable online)
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Coppers End Guest House  (bookable online)
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Cathedral Hotel  (bookable online)
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BEST WESTERN The George Hotel  (bookable online)
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Swinfen Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
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Netherstowe House  (bookable online)
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Netherstowe House Apartments  (bookable online)
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148.1 Km (92.0 miles)
1,652 m (5,420 ft) ascent
243 m (797 ft)  maximum height

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