Devon Pilgrim Routes

Our Devon Pilgrim routes offer the opportunity to explore pilgrimage across the varied landscape that our county has to offer. Whether its journeying through our rich agricultural land, meandering alongside one of our majestic rivers or taking in the awe inspiring landscape of Dartmoor, each Devon Pilgrim route invites you to wander and wonder through our little piece of Heaven in Devon.

The Eden Way, St Boniface Way and The Archangel’s Way are all self-guided pilgrimages, which you can enjoy on your own or with others. They all pause at beautiful church buildings along the way, and you will find a mediation, reflection or invitation to prayer on each route page below. You are welcome to use these in the church building or take them to use outside in nature or along the way. Or you may simply want to focus on your own experience, or enjoy the time without thinking or doing anything at all. It’s up to you.


Our Wander Safely page is full of advice and tips for keeping safe as you wander and protecting our countryside. You will also find instructions for downloading route maps and guides.


Patteson’s Way

The Patteson's Way pilgrimage was created by The Melanesian Mission and is supported by Devon Pilgrim to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the martyrdom of Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, first ...

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Route: Feniton - Alfington - Ottery St Mary - Patteson's Cross - Feniton
Duration: ½ day (3-5 hours)
Distance: 7.8 miles / 12.6 km
Difficulty: Easy

The Eden Way

Welcome to the beautiful Teign Valley, an Eden in Devon, combining the rugged hills of Dartmoor with rich farmland and the wooded banks of the river Teign.

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Route: Teign Valley (circular route beginning and ending in Dunsford)
Duration: 2 days
Distance: 18.2 miles / 29.2 km
Average daily distance: 9.1 miles / 14.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate

St Boniface Way

Throughout the pilgrimage route flow the interconnected themes of prayer, work and study. St Boniface would have been familiar with these as they formed the rhythms of his life as ...

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Route: Crediton - Exeter
Duration: 1 - 2 days
Distance: 12.5 miles / 20km (Detour: 14.5 miles / 23.5km)
Average daily distance: 7 miles / 11 km
Difficulty: Easy / moderate

The Archangel’s Way

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims past and present on The Archangel’s Way across the north of Dartmoor, from towering St Michael’s church atop Brentor to St Michael ...

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Route: Brentor - Chagford
Duration: 2-4 Days
Distance: 30 - 38 miles / 48 - 62 km
Difficulty: Moderate/difficult with rocky and hilly sections