Devon Pilgrim Routes

Our Devon Pilgrim routes offer the opportunity to explore pilgrimage across the varied landscape that our county has to offer. Whether its journeying through our rich agricultural land, meandering alongside one of our majestic rivers or taking in the awe inspiring landscape of Dartmoor, each Devon Pilgrim route invites you to wander and wonder through our little piece of Heaven in Devon.

Each route has its own Pilgrim Passport, available in the guidebook or downloadable lower on this page. Some routes pause at each church building along the way where you will find stamps to collect. In each church building you’ll also find a mediation, reflection or invitation to prayer. You are welcome to use these in the church building or take them to use outside in nature or along the way. Or you may simply want to focus on your own experience, or enjoy the time without thinking or doing anything at all. It’s up to you.

The Sacred Waters Way offers a different, more personal experience of pilgrimage. Focusing on the inner journey it needs no passport to travel. You may however wish to collect your stamp as a reminder of your journey from St Mary’s Church in Dartington.

Download your printable Pilgrim Passports

The Archangel’s Way        St Boniface Way

(The routes marked on the map below are for illustrative purposes only and must not be used for navigation)

WANDER AND WONDER SAFELY

Our Wander Safely page is full of advice and tips for keeping safe as you wander and protecting our countryside. You will also find instructions for downloading route maps and guides.

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Sacred Waters Way

Unlike the more traditional pilgrimage routes which focus on destination or a specific pathway, the Sacred Waters Way offers you a series of individual pilgrimages which guide you through the ...

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Route: River Dart
Duration: 8 x 1 day circular routes
Difficulty: Easy

St Boniface Way

Throughout the pilgrimage route flow the interconnected themes of prayer, work and study. St Boniface would have been familiar with these as they formed the rhythms of his life as ...

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Route: Crediton - Exeter
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Distance: 12.5 - 14.5 miles / 20 - 23.5 km
Average daily distance: 7 miles / 11 km
Difficulty: Easy/ intermediate

The Archangel’s Way

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims past and present on the Archangel’s Way across the north of Dartmoor, from towering St Michael’s church atop Brentor to St Michael ...

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Route: Brentor - Chagford
Duration: 4 - 5 Days
Distance: 30 - 38 miles / 48 - 61 km
Average daily distance: 7 miles / 11.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate/difficult with rocky and hilly sections