Welcome to Penrhys Pilgrimage Way


Penrhys in the Rhondda has been a focal point for pilgrimage over many centuries. Today, you can walk the Penrhys Pilgrimage Way from Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff and discover a route rich in history as you travel through the ever-changing landscapes of South Wales.

The route follows public rights of way for 21 miles from Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff to Penrhys in the Rhondda. It is divided into six parts and can be accessed by public transport at several points. It can be walked in sections or, with an overnight stop in Llantrisant, over two days. The route passes through or near many places of interest – and don’t forget to print a passport and collect all eleven specially-designed stamps along the way!

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Penrhys is an island at the forest's edge 
With consecrated bread and holy water

by Gwilym Tew circa 1470

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