Devon vicar leads new pilgrimage to mark Mayflower 400

    The Reverend Martin Warren arrives in Plymouth today after setting off last week

    A Devon vicar has been leading a new pilgrimage from Dartmouth to Plymouth to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

    The Reverend Martin Warren and his fellow pilgrims set off on their journey last Friday (11 September).

    His route followed the South West Coast Path and he visited churches along the way.

    The walkers will arrive the Mayflower Steps by ferry at 1.00pm today (Wednesday 16 September), 400 years to the day since the Mayflower set sail.

    Martin's route follows the South West Coast Path from Dartmouth to Plymouth and they visited churches along the way.

    The Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Nick McKinnel, has also joined them for part of the journey.

    LISTEN to Martin tell Radio Plymouth his reasons for doing it:

    After the anniversary the route will form part of the new Devon Pilgrim way, linking north and south Devon.

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