The St Magnus Way only exists because volunteers have given so generously of their time and expertise and funders have backed our vision with the necessary finance. Could you help us develop the route further?

Join Us

Membership of the Friends of St Magnus Way enables you to be part of our team and support the maintenance and development of the route and other running costs.

To download an application form, click on one of the links below:

Individuals click here

Businesses click here

Follow us

You can like our page on Facebook to receive updates on our progress and news on future projects.


We’d love to hear from you if you can help us in any way.

In particular, we are looking for St Magnus Way Piecekeepers – people who live nearby the route, or who walk a section regularly – and are willing to help look after it. The more volunteers we have for this the better. It involves walking a short piece every week, checking the path condition, that waymarkers are clean and in place and reporting any problems.

From time to time we’ll also organise work parties to help with strimming long grass, clearing storm debris etc. There are also opportunities to help with maintaining this website, building links with other organisations and fundraising. Please contact us for more information.


We are grateful to Orkney's LEADER programme 2014-2020 for supporting this project but we still need income to keep the app and website right up to date. In addition, we would like to build up a maintenance fund to keep the pilgrimage route itself in good order. Your support is very much appreciated. For one-off donations you can donate online or you can become a Companion of the St Magnus Way, supporting us regularly through a Standing Order.


From the 4th June until 14th July 2020 we ran a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with the Calor Rural Community Fund to create a virtual pilgrimage using drone footage by Colin Keldie. This will provide a means for those who cannot walk the Way in person, whether due to barriers of distance or mobility issues, to participate in the beauty and drama of the route.

St Magnus Way upgrade and virtual experience

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