The Two Saints Way




An impressive guide book that coincides with the growing interest in pilgrimage as an aspect of ‘wellness’ tourism that benefits body, mind and spirit.

The guide is packed with information both practical and historical. It is an attractive publication with OS map extracts and numerous high quality colour photos.

The Two Saints Way has a symmetrical structure with the two cathedrals at either end, Stoke Minster in the middle and two churches dedicated to St Mary at the quarter points. With this in mind, the 92 mile route is divided into four colour coded sections – 1: Chester to Nantwich, 2: Nantwich to Stoke, 3: Stoke to Stafford and 4: Stafford to Lichfield. Each section is further divided into four stages of between 3.5 and 8.5 miles in length. The route is described in both directions.

Highlights on this varied route include Beeston Castle, Englelsea Brook Chapel and Museum, the Staffordshire Hoard at the Potteries Museum, Trentham Gardens and Cannock Chase Area of outstanding Natural Beauty. The guide contains a wealth of fascinating information on many features of interest.



The Two Saints’ Way is a remarkable achievement: part-long distance footpath, part-pilgrim trail; full of history and natural beauty.  This superb new guidebook is as clear and colourful as it is full of detail.  It will enable users to get the very best out of every section of the route, whetting the appetite of those planning a trip, and serving as a souvenir for those looking back on the experience.

Compiled and tested by seasoned walker and retired headmaster, David Pott, this comprehensive, full colour guide is the perfect companion for modern pilgrims and dedicated long-distance walkers alike. Everything you need is here:

  • Clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions
  • Detailed, large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of the whole Trail
  • Fascinating details about the history, landscapes, culture and wildlife you’ll meet along the way
  • More than 100 fascinating modern and archive photographs


  • Introduction
  • Planning your Journey
  • Accommodation
  • Two Saints Way Stages
  • Waymarking and Signage
  • Visiting Sites
  • Additional Advice and
    the Countryside Code
  • The Story of the Two Saints Way
  • Who were the Two Saints?
  • Connecting Medieval and
    Contemporary Pilgrimage
  • The Cathedral Cities

The Way of St Chad   (Chester to Lichfield)

Section 1 Chester to Nantwich

Section 2 Nantwich to Stoke

Section 3 Stoke to Stafford

Section 4 Stafford to Lichfield

The Way of St Werburgh (Lichfield to Chester)

Section 4 Lichfield to Stafford

Section 3 Stafford to Stoke

Section 2 Stoke to Nantwich

Section 1 Nantwich to Chester

What they say …

“The Two Saints Way guide is beautifully presented, with a wonderful range of interesting and inspiring content.”

– Catherine Clarke,
    Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture,
University of Southampton


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