Celtic Way

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The Celtic Way is a conceptual long-distance walk devised to run through ten counties, from the west coast of Pembrokeshire, eastward to the ancient sites of Wiltshire and to Stonehenge, and south-west again to the west of Cornwall, with a theme of connecting 'Celtic' and prehistoric sites. The route as currently published is 721 miles long and visits more than one hundred pre-historic sites along its route.[1]

Sites on the route

The route visits more than 100 prehistoric sites through South Wales and the West Country and includes 111 miles of the Land's End Trail. Alternative routes, such as one across Exmoor and one along the north coast of Cornwall, are suggested too.

The route is intended to link sites of importance in prehistoric and Celtic Britain, with its central focus at Stonehenge. Sites on the route include ancient barrows, hill forts, stone circles, burial chambers and natural wonders, such as:

  • Pembrokeshire:
    • Ynys Meicel
    • Goodwick
    • Tre-llan holy well
    • Carningli, source of Stonehenge's bluestones
    • Pentre Ifan,
    • Gors Fawr stone circle

The route

The published route of the concept runs from Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire (SM895412) and from here runs eastward through Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan and Monmouthshire to Chepstow, where it crosses the Wye into Gloucestershire, continuing on through Wiltshire to its destination at Stonehenge. There is the option of continuing to Somerset and Dorset Devon and Cornwall.

A guide to the route was published in 1998.[2]

Outside links


  1. "Celtic Way". https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Celtic+Way. 
  2. Saunders Evans, Val: 'The Celtic Way: A long distance walk through western Britain' (Sigma Leisure, 1998) ISBN 978-1850586180