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23 November 2014
The cloister at Margam Abbey: photo John Smith, ARC. The west front of Strata Florida Abbey: photo Richard Robinson | Webblog | Links | Contact us |

The Cistercian Way is more than a long-distance path: it is a walk into the heart of Wales. Explore the great abbeys of the Cistercian order, the little churches of the Welsh hills, the amazing geology of the Pembrokeshire coast, Stone Age burial mounds, medieval castles and sheep-farms, picturesque landscaped gardens and the industrial heritage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Walk along Roman roads, medieval pilgrimage routes and nineteenth-century canal towpaths. Let the route take you to friendly villages, remote mountains and spectacular coastlines. Learn about Wales - land of song and legends, mines and chapels, rugby and holy wells.

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You can select segments of the route from the menu on the left. Click on the maps or the images at the top of the pages to view larger versions. Scroll down for links to places and people of interest.

This project is supported by

Logo for University of Wales Newport.Sponsors logo for Alliance of Religions and Conservation.Wales Tourist Board / Cadw

Sponsors logo for Churches Tourism Network Wales Sponsors logo for VisitWales.com - Wales accommodation, Wales vacations and weekend getaway information Sponsors logo for Cadw, the historic environment division within the Welsh Assembly Government with responsibility for protecting, conserving and promoting an appreciation of the historic environment of Wales

The River Ystwyth at Hafod. Snow on the hills above Hyddgen: photo Richard Robinson | Home |
Linking the Cistercian Abbeys of Wales along ancient tracks, pilgrim roads and modern long-distance footpaths

Linking the Cistercian Abbeys of Wales along ancient tracks, pilgrim roads and modern long-distance footpaths

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