A staff for the Pilgrims’ Way
Just read a fascinating article from the British Pilgrimage Site about The Pilgrim Staff here.
I love the idea of making one of my own to take with me on my walk of the Pilgrims’ Way! Does anyone know where I could legally coppice some hazel? Has anyone ever made anything like this? When I walked the Ridgeway National Trail, I just picked up various sticks along route but I do love the idea of having a “significant stick” for company!
I must say though, I don’t like the idea of casting it away at the end of the walk……………. but there would be a certain symbolism in it. (April 2016)
I have just found a local chap who runs courses and also makes hand carved sticks – I am making further enquiries. Hopefully pictures to follow soon! (May 2016)
The Pilgrims’ Way: An Index
A full index of my Pilgrims Way Posts can be found at “Walking the Pilgrims Way: A Gratitude Walk” here.