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The Pilgrim Way Church Trail

Length:                    14 miles

Duration:                 walk/cycle/drive

Difficulty:                 Easy

Direction:                One way

Accessibility:          See the Pilgrim way website for more details



The Pilgrim Way Church Trail is a fourteen-mile route from St Michael’s Church in Tatenhill to Lichfield Cathedral. It follows an ancient path which may have been the route taken by Saint Chad on his journey to establish Lichfield Cathedral.

There are six churches on the trail which are part of two benefices and are fine examples of churches from the Saxon to Victorian periods. The route takes you through some of Staffordshire’s finest countryside.

You can walk, cycle or drive the trail.

How you approach the route is in your hands; it may be a spiritual journey, a chance to experience the rural beauty or simply hearty exercise with friends. Complete the trail in one go or take it in stages.

Stage 1 – St Michael’s, Tatenhill to St Mary’s, Dunstall

Stage 2 – St Mary’s, Dunstall to St James’, Barton under Needwood

Stage 3 – St James’, Barton under Needwood to St Leonard’s, Wychnor

Stage 4 – St Leonard’s, Wychnor to All Saints, Alrewas

Stage 5 – All Saints, Alrewas to St Stephen’s, Fradley

Stage 6 – St Stephen’s, Fradley to Lichfield Cathedral

Virtual Tour

You will be able to experience the Pilgrim Way Church Trail if you aren’t able to experience it ‘on the ground’ or wish to take a quick peek before you set out here.


Starting Point:

St Michael & All Angels, Main Street, Tatenhill, Burton Upon Trent, Uk DE13 9SD

End Point:

Lichfield Cathedral, 19 The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Opening times:

See the Pilgrim way website for more details


See the Pilgrim way website for more details


You can download the walking, cycling and driving trail booklets here.







Other attractions in the area:

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