Twenty-five years ago, two artists were commissioned to create a community sculpture project tracking the pilgrimage route between Wells and Glastonbury. The project was named ‘Syrens’ and features nine large limestone waymarkers with bronze ‘bells’ inset. The eight-mile route is completely stile free, and aside from the hike up to Glastonbury Tor, is relatively flat and easy going as it courses across the Somerset Levels.
At every mile, you are encouraged to find a small pebble and strike the bells, all of which carry a different musical note, which together, over the miles, form a tune.
Whilst our walk takes you from Wells to Glastonbury – you can, of course, walk it from Glastonbury to Wells if you prefer.
Nearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Castle Cary (12.4 miles from Wells, 12 miles from Glastonbury)