St Winefried's Pilgrimage 2017

Day 13: Llangernyw to St Asaph

We head east through a land of rivers, streams, hillsides, valley farms and hill farms, then descend into the village of Llansannan for lunch. Here we pick up the North Wales Pilgrims Way again, following a river valley downstream. This river does flow through St Asaph, but takes a rather circuitous route so we have to leave it and cut across through more hilly terrain, which eventually gives us great views towards the sea. We cross the same river at Bont-newydd then ascend to our final prayer stop at St Mary, Cefn, a church built in a prominent position on high land. After that it is downhill all the way into St Asaph.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 13

The Old Stag likes its hanging baskets! John Chenery

Pilgrims entering morning service Edward Stork

St Digain's church, Llangernyw and to its left the oldest churchyard yew tree in England and Wales. John Chenery

In St Digain's John Chenery

Window in St Digain, Llangernyw John Chenery

John Chenery

Revd Sally Rogers receives a pilgrim cross Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

The oldest churchyard yew tree in England and Wales, at Llangernyw (photo taken in the spring) John Chenery

Read all about the oldest yew tree. John Chenery

Looking back towards Llangernyw John Chenery

Pilgrims in front of a 4000 year old yew outside Llangernyw curch. Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

View from the pilgrimage route of the B&B where we had stayed when route planning. John Chenery

April view from our B&B of part of the pilgrimage route (along the far side of the hedge at the top) John Chenery

Louise and I are leading the day today assisted by Stuart and Rae John Chenery

Pilgrims in the distance John Chenery

The snug in the Red Lion, Llansannan, an example of an unaltered 19th century Welsh beer house (CAMRA gives pubs kudos for architecture as well as good beer!) John Chenery

Jim enjoying a pint by the inglenook Bernie Magee

Susan leads prayers in St Sannan, Llansannan John Chenery

Window view inside St Sannan's church Edward Stork

First view of St Mary, Cefn (photo taken in the spring hence the daffodils) John Chenery

Closer view of St Mary, Cefn (photo taken in the spring) John Chenery

Interior of St Mary, Cefn John Chenery

Arrived Ysgol Ian Esgob Morgan Primary School Danny Thomas