Marking out The Bodmin Way
A new pilgrimage route is being developed around Bodmin. Members of the 5 churches of the Bodmin Team Ministry are testing routes that will provide a trail around the town and villages. This will connect with the Saints Way, the Cornish Celtic Way and the Camel Trail. It will pass the major tourist attractions of the Bodmin area, including the Jail, the museums, Cardinham Woods and Lanhydrock House. Once completed and promoted, we expect many visitors to be drawn to both the churches and to all that Bodmin can offer.
On 19th October, a group of 12 pioneering pilgrims set out from St. Petroc's Church to blaze a trail to St. Stephen's Nanstallon. The route is perhaps the easiest of the 5, taking people on the gentle gradient of the former railway line down the Camel Train. The group was warmly welcomed by members of the St. Stephen's, fed and watered before making their return.
The route between St. Meubred's, Cardinham was successfully tested in August, whilst the other routes will be explored during November. All this is in preparation for launch in the Spring and Summer of 2019. Look out for more details in due course!