Exploring the west end of the Via Beata route

On a recent trip to Wales, Steve and Gill Eggleton had a chance to look at possible sites for way-stations at that end of the Via Beata route.   They went first to St David’s Head, and then down to the sea at Whitesands.  The car parking there would make an ideal spot.   It would be good to have something near the water, so that walkers could go from coast to coast.

They also had the opportunity to meet the vicar and her husband at Letterston.  They are committed to having a way-station there in the churchyard.  There are a number of artists in the congregation, so the hope is that the art-work could be made locally.   The head teacher of the school in the village is an active Christian, so it might be possible to include the children in some way.

The cross at Flald-y-Brenin

The cross at Flald-y-Brenin


Further east, they explored the area around Crymych where it would be good to place another way-station.

A fruitful meeting was held with the woman responsible for education and pilgrimage at the cathedral, with the possibility of one or two more way-stations coming out of contacts that she had further east along the trail.

Then they travelled to Capel Dewi near Llanddysul to deliver the sculpture for the way-station there.   On the way home, they called in at Hay-on-Wye to fit a small sign to the wall behind the carved bench there.