St. Michael's Way 











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WELCOME to the website for a multi-stranded project about St Michael's Way: a 12.5 mile walking route which crosses West Cornwall: from Lelant on the North Coast to Marazion and St. Michael's Mount on the South Coast.


The path was established in 1994 based on research into old shipping records, which, along with other historical and archaeological evidence, strongly suggest that many pilgrims & traders chose this overland route to avoid sailing round the treacherous waters at Land's End. It is a tangible reminder of Cornwall's longstanding connections with wider Europe, and beyond.


In 2015 a number of interested folk with diverse backgrounds  came together and formed Friends of St Michael's Way: a constituted group, whose broad aims include ensuring the footpath is maintained, promoting the route regionally and beyond, while researching & considering its cultural, spiritual, economic and geo-political significance - past, present and future, through various lenses.


A series of public events unfolded over the summer 2016;

launching in April 2016 with a contemporary art exhibition in London at 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, Westminster.


The exhibition returned to Cornwall and signalled the start of a varied programme of associated events and activity along and around the St Michael's Way footpath over the summer months.  


Oct 2016: now time for reflection ....

                                                        .... and some walking...









   • 3 Months on St Michael's Way - long exposure pinhole camera images captured in Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens June-Sept  2016 >


   • Friend's of St MW are keen to hear from folks interested in being involved ongoing efforts to promote and conserve the path.

     Please email for more information.


   • Another way to support Friend's of St Michale's Way is to donate cash. You can download a payment instruction form here.

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This website has been assembled by Cornwall-based artist/educator/curator Janet McEwan 

to share information & documentation generated from her research into the St Michael's Way footpath since 2013.



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New Publication:


Guide to the walk