St Kenelm's Trail

A long distance pilgrimage path of 50 miles linking the Clent Hills of south Birmingham, where St Kenelm enjoyed his days, with Winchcombe, where he was laid to rest. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Chapel Farm, Clent
Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
Grid Ref: SO 94438 80706
Climbing: 1,490 metres
Walk time: 25-35 hours
Days: 4-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Saint Kenelm is one of the most important Saints of medieval England, one referred to in the Canterbury Tales and venerated throughout England. The two places most commonly associated with the legend of Saint Kenelm are the Clent Hills, south of Birmingham, identified as the scene of his murder and and the small Gloucestershire town of Winchcombe, near Cheltenham where his body was eventually laid to rest. The Saint Kenelm's Trail is a sixty mile walk which links these two places.

Useful Links:
A comprehensive guide by John Price
Trail Guide by John Price
About St Kenelm

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