If you haven’t heard of Mary Michael Pilgrim’s Way yet then the chances are you soon will. This walking route is still in its early stages but the plan is that it’ll extend from the cliffs of West Cornwall all the way to the coast of Norfolk. Much like the South West Coast Path, the pilgrimage will be designed so that walkers can pick and choose sections to tackle, and it’ll be an experience for people of no faith as well as the religious.
For now, the pilot section has been completed and it covers 140 miles from Dartmoor to Glastonbury in the Somerset Levels. The walk starts at Brent Tor at the moment, which was carefully chosen as it sits on one of the crossing points of the Mary and Michael Earth currents which were dowsed by Hamish Miller. There’s significance behind the historic route between Dartmoor and Glastonbury, as pilgrims have made their way to the Glastonbury area for thousands of years and it still lures the spiritual to this day.
No matter what your beliefs, this part of the world has a peaceful atmosphere that calms its visitors and makes it the perfect place to aim for on a scenic hike through Somerset, and as the route only opened in 2011 it’s an exciting time to walk it.