St Winefried's Pilgrimage 2017

Day 7: Bodedern to Amlwch

Today is a fairly level walk with just a few long inclines - sadly the upkeep of footpaths is like that of chapels (not very good) so there is a middle section mainly on a country lane - probably an old drover route - however it offers views of the Lyn Alaw reservoir and wind farms. A longish morning of about 9 miles takes us to the only pub anywhre near our route, but leaves a short stroll in the afternoon. St Pabo's church is one of the holiest places on Anglesey according to the book "Britain's Holiest Places".

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 7

St Edern, Bodedern John Chenery

Queuing for a tricky stile John Chenery

John and Stuart recovering from the stepping stones exercise Edward Stork

Inside the church at Llantrisant Edward Stork

Front markers at Llantrisant Edward Stork

Caroline gives the prayer stop at Llantrisant. John Chenery

The church of Ss Afran, Leuan and Sannan, Llantrisant (three Saints) John Chenery

Front markers relaxing. Edward Stork

St Pabo, Llanbabo: a mostly unaltered 12th century church in a splendid remote location. John Chenery

Today's frontmarkers sitting in the churchyard John Chenery

John eating before climbing onto a gravestone like this one to deliver the prayer stop at which he explained why St Pabo's is one of the five Anglesey churches included in the book "Britain's Holiest Places". Edward Stork

The St Pabo's keyholder thought we were due hour our later, so we had to contact him and while we waited we ate our rolls. Nice spot for lunch! John Chenery

The gravestone of St Pabo (not the original 5th century gravestone; erected in the 14 century, hidden underground at the time of the reformation and rediscovered 200 years later) John Chenery

Interior of St Pabo's John Chenery

heading down the road by Llyn Alaw (a reservoir), the largest lake on Anglesey John Chenery

John enjoying a pint while he waits for his lunch at The Ring, Rhosgoch Bernie Magee

Pilgrims and wind turbines. I can assure you that the turbines have been very busy this week! John Chenery

A tricky traverse! John Chenery

Ann cradles a golden-ringed dragonfly which seems to have survived a close encounter with my boot as I made the tricky traverse! John Chenery

Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride, Amlwch, a Grade II listed church built from reinforced concrete in the shape of an upturned boat. Most of us are staying here in the hall beneath the church, with the others in the Methodist Church hall. John Chenery

Tonight I find that I am not the only person with an Anker 5000mAh (why don't they say 5Ah?) Powercore. It turned out that Chris is the other one. John Chenery

"Seconds" John Chenery

View from the other end. John Chenery

Five walking days complete now and it only rained on one of them. Anglesey is treating us well. John Chenery