The St Magnus Way will be officially opened in a short ceremony at 2pm on the 16th April at the Broch of Gurness, marking the 900th anniversary of the death of Magnus.

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.

Published on April 14th 2017

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

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