Walking the Route

The Two Saints Way is a 92 mile long distance walking route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.

The route can be walked in either direction. If you walk from Chester to Lichfield the easier walking is at the beginning and you have time to prepare for the rather hillier sections in Staffordshire. However if you walk particularly between October and March, the views are often better with the sun behind you in the south from Lichfield to Chester.

The route is now 95% signed and you will find the distinctive waymarks featuring the cross of St Chad if you are walking from Chester to Lichfield and the goose of St Werburgh if you are walking from Lichfield to Chester.

It has been set up in such a way as to recover some of the aspects that were important in medieval pilgrimage but also to apply them in a contemporary fashion.

Copies of the full-colour guide, with maps, are available to buy, click here for more information.



You can download the route for GPS here (.gpx) or for google earth here (.kml).

Follow St Chad’s cross for the route from Chester to Lichfield

Follow St Werburgh’s goose for the route from Lichfield to Chester











Record Card

It is now possible for walkers to obtain a record card when they complete all or part of the Two Saints Way. This has kindly been provided by St Chad’s Church in Lichfield. To obtain one please refer to contact details on their website at http://www.saintchads.org.uk/


The route is divided into four sections:

Section 1 – Chester to Nantwich
Section 2 – Nantwich to Stoke-on-Trent
Section 3 Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford
Section 4 – Stafford to Lichfield