Welcome, Pilgrim.

The St Magnus Way is a long distance pilgrimage route through Mainland Orkney, following the story of St Magnus and giving time and space for reflection on the journey.

You are welcome to join us wherever you are in the world and wherever your path has taken you thus far.

Here you will find information on the route, news & events, advice for pilgrims in travelling to Orkney, resources for pilgrimage, more information about us & the chance to embark on a virtual pilgrimage journey.

If you plan on walking the route we recommend downloading our companion smartphone app St Magnus Way.

Each step brings peace closer,
every breath is a new found song.

The St Magnus Way is a project of Orkney Pilgrimage, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC 047008)

Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

The St Magnus Way has been awarded Gold standard by the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

Children's Activity Pack

The pupils of the Stromness Primary School have designed a Children's Activity Pack showing wildlife and plants that can be seen along the St Magnus Way pilgrimage route. For added interest on your journey, the pack can be downloaded for print out via the link on the 'The Route' tab above.


Please read the disclaimer note on the 'Advice For Pilgrims' page

Resources for the Journey

Enhance your experience along the route with videos, audio, photography and documents from our resources library.

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This project is being part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme