Pilgrim Explorers

Welcome to Pilgrim Explorers!

Here are some exciting resources for children, schools and families in Cornwall.

Pilgrim Explorers is a series of 8 micro pilgrimages ideally suited to Primary School children. Each one will take you on a journey of discovery as you find out about local history, geography, conservation, saints and legends. You will follow a colourful map to show you the way, looking for lots of interesting features on your journey. Each micro pilgrimage will also help you to reflect on nature and on the Creator God as you walk, look, listen and think. You can be creative with natural materials and perhaps take part in a Beach Scavenger Hunt. You will have an opportunity to sit quietly, reflect and pray if you want to and then share what you have made or seen using our Instagram account.

Each micro pilgrimage is between 2 and 7 miles long. Some are on the coast path, others in and around towns, including Fowey, Gunwalloe and Crantock. They are all ideal for a school group or family day out, with clearly marked routes and easy instructions to follow. So take your pick, download and print one and go on a school or family pilgrimage!

Maps & Guides

Falmouth

Saint Mawes was a Christian teacher from Brittany, who arrived in Cornwall in 550AD. There is a legend about him which you will read as you go on this pilgrimage.

Download the Let’s Explore Falmouth guide here

Download the map here


Fowey

In medieval times, Fowey became a departure point for pilgrims on their way to Rome and then later, to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain.

Download the Let’s Explore Fowey guide here

Download the map here


St Michael’s Mount

Pilgrims have visited St Michael’s Mount for hundreds of years, believing it to be a holy
place.

Download the Let’s Explore St Michael’s Mount guide here

Download the map here


Gunwalloe

The church at Gunwalloe is said to be on the site of a 6th century monastery. Legend has it that St Winwaloe sailed from Brittany in France to Cornwall and landed on this beach. He lived in a hut among the sand dunes, where there is now a bell tower

Download the Let’s Explore Gunwalloe guide here

Download the map here


St Piran

St Piran was a 5th century saint who travelled to Cornwall from Ireland and made his home here amongst the dunes.

Download the Let’s Explore St Piran guide here


St Nectan

Saint Nectan was a 6th century Welsh saint who lived in Cornwall and Devon. On this pilgrimage you will follow in Saint Nectan’s footprints.

Download the Let’s Explore St Nectan guide here


St Enodoch

St Enodoch was a 6th Century saint who travelled to Cornwall from her home in Wales to tell the Cornish people all about Christianity.

Download the Let’s Explore St Endoch guide here


St Carandoc

Saint Carantoc was a 5th century saint who founded a monastery in Cornwall where the village of Crantock can be found.

Download the Let’s Explore St Carandoc guide here


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