A full colour guidebook to the revived Two Saints Way will be launched in the first week of November in seven venues along the ancient pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of
Chester and Lichfield.
The author, David Pott, who re-opened the 92-mile Two Saints Way in 2012, will be walking
the route to each venue in a special pilgrimage to mark the launch. ?I don?t know if a book has been launched by pilgrimage before but it seemed a good way of doing it. It gives me an opportunity to check how things are along the route, and I?ll see if I can also sell a few copies to anyone I meet as I go!?
?It?s exciting that The Two Saints Way is part of a significant pilgrimage revival these days.
Spiritual or faith based tourism is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry
and here is a major trail right on our doorstep. The Two Saints Way will bring economic benefits to the region and this new guidebook is a big step on the journey.?
David will also be delivering copies of the guide to schools along the route, funded through the Staffordshire Community Foundation. As High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Ann Fisher journeyed with others along The Two Saints Way last year to raise funds and she is enthusiastic about the guidebook and the Two Saints Way.
?There is a wealth of information in this new guide. On our pilgrimage, I learnt a great deal about areas which have been familiar to me for many years, but I had no idea of their rich history. Our group had a real sense of walking in the footsteps of St Chad and I would highly recommend both The Two Saints Way and the guidebook.?
The guidebooks will be available through The Northumbria Community online shop http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/shop/ or by calling 01670 787645. It will also be available via bookshops.
Contact: David Pott Tel: 01770 830317 Mob 07932 790525