All posts by: Guy Hayward

BPT in National Geographic Traveller


Kerry Christiani (@kerryawalker) has written a brilliant article on pilgrimages around the world with a particular focus on British pilgrimage. This must have been a lot of work so we are very grateful to her and the National Geographic Traveller. If you like the sound of the work we do and want to support us, […]

BPT in Press Mar/Apr 2021


Kent Life feature on the Old Way – Jane Maltby wrote this beautiful article on the Old Way featuring the BPT’s Dawn Champion, our Old Way Project Lead. In it, you will hear about our plans for how she is making the Old Way ready for purpose. Waymarking, Sanctuary accommodation etc. It’s very exciting to […]

Old Way in Kent Life Magazine


Thank you to Kent Life Magazine and Jane Maltby for publishing this beautiful article on the Old Way featuring the BPT’s Dawn Champion, our Old Way Project Lead. In it, you will hear about our plans for how she is making the Old Way ready for purpose. Waymarking, Sanctuary accommodation etc. It’s very exciting to […]

News for BPT in Jan-Feb 2021


We’ve had several pieces of publicity over the past two months. Here’s a handy list: iNews – “Pilgrimages to plan for 2021: the long-distance hikes that will set you in the right direction” and “Steps you can take to brighten up a local walk“ Independent – “An unholy pilgrimage on the Whitby Way“ Coventry Telegraph […]

BBC News mentions BPT in “A New Love for Medieval-Style Travel”


Len Williams writes this fascinating reflection on why the ancient concept of pilgrimage works for the modern person. A rich feature combining medieval history of the Pilgrims Way to Canterbury, a global survey of other pilgrimage traditions, his own pilgrim’s experience, nature immersion, and his moment of ‘mount joy’.Article appeared in BBC News on Nov […]

Press for our new book ‘Britain’s Pilgrim Places’


Amazon Bestseller in Books Hive Top 10 Monthly Bestseller Radio 4 Interview with co-author Nick Mayhew-Smith Livestream dialogue between co-authors Nick Mayhew-Smith and Guy Hayward Saturday Guardian Travel Financial Times Telegraph The Times The Independent Country Walking Waitrose Weekend House & Garden Town & Country Catholic Herald Gasholder (London Magazine) New European

Launch of Covid-Compliant Circular Cathedral Day Pilgrim Routes


This week, the BPT and the Association of English Cathedrals (AEC) got together again, a collaboration forged for 2020 Year of Cathedrals Year of Pilgrimage, and launched new *covid-compliant circular* day pilgrim routes exploring over 27 cathedral cities and the stories that made them. Have a read of the AEC’s article, and visit our webpage showing you […]

BPT mentioned in article on ‘Radical Pilgrimage’ in Suitcase Magazine


Robbie Hodges reports in the Suitcase Magazine on the growing appeal of pilgrimages and how they can be personalised for many different purposes. Robbie interviews Guy Hayward, whom he describes as a ‘pilgrim liberal’! The main radical examples Robbie introduces are LGBTQ+ pilgrimage destinations in Brompton (Emmeline Pankhurst Grave), Rievaulx (gay icon St Aelred), Bournemouth […]

BPT in Times2 article by William Cash


Comprehensive and funny article by William Cash for Times 2 on Monday 13th January 2020, launching the cathedral pilgrimages project, mentioning the English Heritage project, and also ChoralEvensong.org. PDF embedded below, hover you cursor over the image and click the arrows to move the pages.