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Cornish Pilgrimage

The Cornish Pilgrimage

The Cornish Pilgrimage

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Altarnun Church

Known as the Cathedral of the Moor the Church of St Nonna is the second largest church on Bodmin Moor

Altarnun to Camelford

Standing as the largest parish church on Bodmin Moor, the Church of St Nonna is often referred to as ‘The Cathedral of the Moor’. Set in an idyllic location by the village green and brook this tranquil place provides the perfect setting to begin the day’s walk. Beyond the church grounds a narrow lane ascends towards Bodmin Moor passing the Christian Pilgrim Centre and hostel. A little further on is the Rising Sun Inn which may still offer camping / accommodation and in any case opens daily for the sale of food and drink. Turning left at the pub, the journey continues towards Davidstow Aerodrome and eventually joins The Cornish Way – Route 3 at the Hallworthy Junction. This little road is often busy as it serves the local farms and villages around the moor. Route 3 takes in Crowdy Reservoir continuing to St Breward, Wadebridge and Padstow. At the Camelford junction the pilgrim route bears right and descends along a farm lane to the outskirts of town. There is a short blast of the Atlantic Highway on the way into Camelford but on arrival you have an award-winning chip shop and the characterful Mason’s Arms – a great place to finish the day!

Phase 3

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Pilgrimage Phases