Click here to download the latest Accommodation List.

In addition, from April 2024, a support service for the St James’ Way is available through local company Walking Holiday.  Their self-guided pilgrim packages use top-rated bed & breakfast accommodation along or close to the route and come with daily onward luggage transportation.  This new operation runs from April to October.

Very basic overnight refuge is also available to pilgrims on the St James' Way through sites that have joined Britain’s Sanctuary Network, a scheme coordinated by the British Pilgrimage Trust.

Route files

For the route files below, please email the CSJ Office.

The GPX walking route file covers the full St James’ Way as mapped by Ordnance Survey.  This is the official route.

At certain places (at Silchester, the approach to Dummer and at Ovington) there are two, or even three, route options; only one of which is indicated on the OS route.  Recommendations for these route variations are provided in the current St James' Way guidebook.

There are two TCX cycling route files:

  • One follows the St James’ Way but stays entirely on tarmac road surfaces.
  • The other version involves off-road cycling and follows the route exactly where possible.  However, there are parts that are along just footpaths where cycling is prohibited, so it diverts the routes around these sections.

From May 2024, for those who prefer to navigate by using a physical map, a St James’ Way map booklet with the official route traced, produced by Harper Collins, will be available to purchase from the CSJ website.

Supplementary page to previous editions of the St James' Way guidebook

Click here to download a Supplementary Page to the 4th edition (2022), or earlier editions, of the guidebook. It details some recent developments, which may otherwise be missed.

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