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Pilgrimage (n.): A journey with purpose on foot to holy/wholesome/special places.


Britain’s holy places are all connected by green lanes and public footpaths via a rediscovered network of ancient British pilgrim routes.


Pilgrimage is for everyone, promoting holistic wellbeing via pilgrim practices and connecting you with yourself, others, nature and everything beyond.


To turn a walk into a pilgrimage, at the beginning set your private ‘intention’ – dedicate your journey to something that you want help with, or for which you want to give thanks.



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Featured Great Routes

Old Way

St Hilda’s Way

Two Saints Way

Britain’s Pilgrimage Routes

This map shows the many pilgrimage routes across Britain. A pin marks the destination of each route