- Parent Category: walking in cornwall
st michael's way cornwall england
12 kilometres / 7.5 miles 3 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25 000 Map 102
The St Michael's Way is part of a designated European Cultural Route, the only designated cultural route in Britain because of its association with the network of pilgrim routes to St James' Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north western Spain.
The route is said to have been created in pre-historic times by missionaries and pilgrims from Wales and Ireland who did not want to navigate around Land's End. Instead they would leave their ships in Lelant and walk across the peninsula to Marazion.
The Bowl Rock
The St Michael's Way follows the South West Peninsula Coast Path from Lelant to Carbis Bay on the north coast of Cornwall and crosses the path again in Marazion to St Michael's Mount.