Open Events 2017

All open events are designed to introduce more people to British pilgrimage, raise funds for the BPT, and to help establish a network of British pilgrim sleep-spots.

Come along, have an amazing time, and support the revival of British Pilgrimage.

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April 29th – May 1st 2017A 3-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO CANTERBURY – Becket and the Waters: Saturday, Sunday and Monday – From the Marshland village of Ham Street, to Saltwood Castle’s central well, via the source of the River Nailbourne, to the secret woodland spring and its ruined chapel, onto the lost well of St Thomas at Canterbury – and the cathedral itself. As travelled by Becket’s murderers in 1170 (but without swords or horses).

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June 24-25th 2017A 1066 PILGRIMAGE TO THE BELLS OF RYE – Battle to Rye – Saturday morn to Sunday eve. In 1066, at Battle, the Normans conquered the Saxons. So by walking through the surrounding landscape, full of Saxon/early medieval holy places, we will revisit this moment in history. Through woodland and marshland, along a brook and a river, with a wild wealth of flora and fauna – heritage Saxon and medieval holy sites galore – we will culminate at the panoramic bell tower of Rye Church.

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July 21st-23rd 2017A 2.5-DAY PILGRIMAGE FROM ARUNDEL TO BRAMBER – Friday eve to Sunday eve – An extraordinarily beautiful and diverse demonstration of pilgrim’s England in glorious Sussex. Great vistas over flat plains – astonishingly beautiful rural churches – edible plants – prehistoric commemoration – pilgrim heritage buildings – indeed, heritage and holy sites galore…and sleeping in both a monastic priory and wild woodland camp in one weekend.

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August 12-13th 2017A 2-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO THE ROMAN BATHS – Frome to Bath – Saturday and Sunday: Frome Holy Well, Ela’s Well near Iford Manor, via the confluence of the River Frome and River Avon, to the springs of Bath, and its baths too. Wild swimming opportunities aplenty in the warmth of summer. As walked/swum by pilgrims for thousands of years.

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Sep 23-24th 2017A 1066 PILGRIMAGE TO THE BELLS OF RYE – Battle to Rye – Saturday morn to Sunday eve. In 1066, at Battle, the Normans conquered the Saxons. So by walking through the surrounding landscape, full of Saxon/early medieval holy places, we will revisit this moment in history. Through woodland and marshland, along a brook and a river, with a wild wealth of flora and fauna – heritage Saxon and medieval holy sites galore – we will culminate at the panoramic bell tower of Rye Church.

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