In addition to making our online resources free in general, we’ve also improved the Old Way Online Guide in particular, which has been overhauled for the first time since its launch two years ago!
Pilgrims will now find their Old Way journeys are easier to plan, adaptable to their pace and preferences, putting the pilgrim in control of how they make their pilgrimage. The guide has a new structure, is more mobile-friendly and gentler on downloads and therefore mobile data.
The goal of the overhaul has been to make the journey feel achievable, for the novice and experienced alike. To thi end, we have:
– restructured the stages from 38 short sections to 14 longer stages, using the original Gough Map waypoints as inspiration (NB: a stage can be longer than a day)
– made it easier to access the information you need when you are out on the path
– added suggested daily itineraries for different distances, so whether you have shorter or longer legs you can match the overnight stops to your own level of comfort
– plus lots more
We will also include updated directories so that all the accommodation, refreshments and transport information is in one easy-to-use list, whether you like to plan in advance or be spontaneous. If you think we’ve missed something, let us know.
We want to thank all the Old Way pilgrims (including our patron Emma Bridgewater) who have helped us improve the guide by providing comments and recommendations from their pilgrimages this year. We hope you like it!