Cistercian Way (Wales)

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The Cistercian Way is a waymarked, circular, long distance footpath, which circumnavigates Wales linking the Cistercian historic sites of the Principality. The whole route is in total some 650 miles (1,050 km) long.

The route takes the intrepid walker on a veritable pilgrimage around the coast and hinterland of Wales. It is a circular walk and can be started from any point along its route but it incorporates in North Wales Conwy, Basingwerk Abbey, Valle Crucis and Strata Marcella abbeys with Mid Wales' Abbeycwmhir and Grace Dieu, then South Wales' Llantarnam Abbey and famous Tintern Abbey before completing the circle with Neath Abbey, Whitland, Strata Florida and Cymer Abbey but also incorporates Tenby in West Wales and other features such as ancient trackways, pilgrimage routes and historic sites.

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