Ron Ferguson, writer and former Minster of St Magnus Cathedral, will open the pilgrimage route by pouring oil upon stone, before everyone present is invited to walk the first few miles of the St Magnus Way, returning by road to Evie Kirk for refreshments and a short talk on the development of the route. The walk is four miles over rough ground and suitable clothing and footwear is advised. Those not able to walk this distance are welcome to attend the ceremony and then head by car to Evie Kirk. A collection in aid of the upkeep of the St Magnus Way will be invited.
The short walk will make use of a new walking corridor at Grugar, made possible by funding from Tesco Bags for Life. The corridors will allow people to walk shorter circular sections of the St Magnus Way, as well as help avoid a difficult section of coastline for which further funding is sought to make the required improvements.