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This epic Wales-Ireland walking trail will link up the two Celtic nations

The Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way will mirror a journey taken by an Irish saint

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Faima Bakar

Want to walk from Wales to Ireland? Well, soon you’ll (sort of) be able to – as two epic hiking trails are to be connected by a ferry journey.

The linked-up route aims to mirror a journey taken by Irish monk St Aidan to visit his mentor, St David, the patron saint of Wales. The exact route of the 260km-long Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way is yet to be established, but will likely connect Ferns and Rosslare on the Irish side with Fishguard and St David’s in Wales.

The trail is a collaborative project between The British Pilgrimage Trust and Pilgrims Paths Ireland, and walkers will have to cross via a 100km ferry journey. It’s hoped the initiative will encourage more tourism to both countries and boost local businesses.

You can find out more about the proposed trail here.

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