The Celtic Way is a walking route linking  ancient sites in western Britain. it runs from the Pembrokeshire Preseli Mountains across to Stonehenge and Glastonbury. There is also a route from Cornwall up to Stonehenge and a link to Brittany in western France.

This site is the online archive for the original walking guide to the route and its significant sites.

Details of the 21 sections of the route can be found in these two links: 

Booklink Wales               Booklink West. 

    Stones are the heart of the route.

Ancient sites like Stonehenge and Avebury have unique features that put these sites at the core of our prehistoric heritage.

So our route runs from the Bluestones in Pembrokeshire through the ancient sites  - hill and coastal - of west and south Wales towards the Old Severn 

crossing at Aust. From there the route crosses the west of England towards Avebury and Stonehenge. Then we turn west through the Hillforts of Wessex 

to Glastonbury and down the south-west peninsula to St Michael's Mount and Penwith.

Our hope is that you will use the archive to get more familiar with the route and sites along the way, but please be aware that the initial work and publication took place 14 years ago. The walking will have changed in places as footpath networks evolve. To this end we are undertaking three pieces of work:

  • Updated downloadable leaflets for each section
  • Making short information films about significant sites along the route
  • Working towards a revised guide with a local infrastructure to get signing and maintain route integrity


Progress and links will be posted .


The original guide was published with safety cautions and reference to the country code. Although this archive is offered to anyone interested in the route, only you are responsible for your walking choices. 

                              A few hints:

  • The route is not dog-friendly. Don't take your four-legged friend.  Farmers work this landscape and the only dogs on it should be working dogs. No arguments! I don't take my dog.
  • Don't overestimate your ability to make progress: there are bound to be poor paths, blocked paths, hard to find paths.
  • Even on clement days, the weather is not your friend on the uplands. Protect yourself. tell people where you are going, have an escape route in case of the onset of poor conditions.If you get it wrong, it is not only you who pays the price.

The links below might be useful if you are planning to walk any of the route:

        The Countryside Code published by Natural England

         Hillwalking Guidance. The Brecon Beacons guidance for  walking.

Don't forget that each section will have online county guides to the area showing transport, accommodation, and tourist information.

If you would like to comment or offer updating information please get in contact.