St Winefried's Pilgrimage 2017

Day 9: Benllech to Bangor

There is plenty of variety in today's walk. We start by continuing where we left off yesterday along the coast path, but the Anglesey Coast Path is too long to cover it all in 7 days of walking and again we have to break away from it, cutting through a hilly forest on our way back to the Menai Strait which separates Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. We visit St Tysilio's church, which is on an island in the strait, before crossing the Menai Bridge and heading into Bangor where we stay in the same hall as 8 nights previously.


Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 9


Bernie's morning exercise Edward Stork


Leaving Benllech Community and Ex-servicemen's Hall John Chenery


Our Lady of Lourdes RC John Chenery


Early morning view Edward Stork


After Sunday morning parish mass, a cake to welcome the Pilgrims featuring a red line which shows our route around Anglesey in spirit if not correct in detail. John Chenery


Mingling with the parishioners to eat the cake. I wonder who got the piece with the boots on. John Chenery


Sitting in the front pew! John Chenery


Henriette is ahead of the other backmarkers. John Chenery


Its a wonderful world Edward Stork


We'll be alright if we fall in the river and need to be rescued Bernie Magee


Climbing into the forest. John Chenery


John Chenery Looks steep! Danny Thomas


Everything in moderation,cough Edward Stork


St Sadwrn, Llansadwrn John Chenery


A closer shot. John Chenery


Pilgrims resting at first prayer stop Edward Stork


In St Sadwrn's. John Chenery


520AD St Sadwrn Memorial Stone John Chenery


Over a stile John Chenery


the welcome party waiting at St Tegfan's Alan Davies


Where next? Alan Davies


Frontmarkers ready to go Alan Davies


a welcome cuppa! Alan Davies


Psalm 104 appears to be relevant Alan Davies


Jane Cherret's welcome talk Alan Davies


The chair of the parish council welcomes us to St Tegfan's Church, Llandegfan and they gave us tea John Chenery


The backmarkers Alan Davies


Lunch at the Penycefn Inn John Chenery


St Tysilio's Church and the Britannia Bridge John Chenery


In St Tysilio's Church - small and candlelit John Chenery


A parishioner talks about the church history. John Chenery


Leaving St Tysilio's John Chenery


Approaching the Menai Bridge John Chenery


: Britannia Bridge from the Menai Bridge John Chenery


On the Menai Bridge John Chenery


Farewell Anglesey John Chenery


The damp finish to the day, as we left Anglesey behind, was only the 2nd time that it rained on us. John Chenery