Sharing our Season of Creation as we head towards #COP26

08th September 2021

They set off in March to walk the 408 miles that will take them from St Davids Cathedral in Wales to Glasgow in time for the UN Climate Conference (COP26) this November.

Heading Towards COP26, 2 miles a day.

By walking two miles a day every day, these COP26 pilgrims estimated they would complete the journey through England and up into Scotland without ever leaving Wales while raising awareness of the climate emergency and sharing stories of God’s creation all around them.

And on Saturday 18 September there is a guided circular eight mile walk led by St Davids Cathedral Education and Pilgrimage Centre for all those pilgrims to catch up on the miles they may have missed to reach that 408 mile goal to Glasgow in time for the summit.

The UN Climate Conference will see 196 world leaders and an expected 20,000 delegates meet in Glasgow and work together to commit to a reduction in emissions to avoid a climate emergency.

Read more about how cathedrals are preparing for COP26 here.

Janet Ingram, St Davids Education and Pilgrimage Officer, said:

“St Davids Diocese is committed to praying for the success of this conference and drawing the world’s attention to the fact that we are running out of time to save the planet that God has entrusted to us.” 

You can join in this pilgrimage here:

  • Sat 18 September
  • 10-30 -4pm
  • Walk starts near St Davids Cathedral. Bring a picnic (refreshment kiosk on the route)
  • Tickets£5 (towards work of Ty’r Pererin) – tickets available here. Or call 01681 21753691 or visit

A Prayer for COP26 read by the Dean of Chichester, under the Museum of the Moon at Chichester Cathedral.