Two Saints Way

The Two Saints Way is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. It is so called after two Saxon saints who brought different versions of Christianity to the ancient kingdom of Mercia in the seventh century. The shrines of St Chad at Lichfield, and St Werburgh at Chester, were popular destinations for pilgrims in medieval times.

The Two Saints Way footpath begins in Chester following canal paths to the dramatic Beeston Castle before reaching the ancient market town of Nantwich where the imposing Church of St Mary’s Nantwich can be found. From here, there are more notable churches such as the intriguing Primitive Methodist Chapel at Englesea Brook and significant industrial heritage sites at Stoke-on-Trent. The route follows the Trent Valley passing the impressive Trentham Estate and the canal town of Stone before reaching the county town of Stafford. 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 ancient sites at the Cathedral and St Chad’s Well.

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