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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 Guardian – Saturday Travel 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.

Our 2018


The British Pilgrimage Trust has had a productive and exciting year. We have been working hard to realise the Trust’s vision, creating a set of effective and powerful tools for supporting the practice of pilgrimage across Britain. Guided pilgrimages– In 2017, the Trust held 11 pilgrimages, giving over 400 people access to the practice.– In […]

BPT in Country Living Magazine


Emma Pritchard wrote this wonderful article in the Winter Issue of Country Living magazine. Andrew Montgomery took the photos, and that shoot was unlike any other, pouncing on the snow windows. Pilgrimage in the winter is very special.

The Independent – Lord Selborne makes pilgrimage to each of the 42 English Cathedrals over 2 years


“I spent two years walking to every cathedral in England – and made some incredible discoveries” Over the course of two years, the Earl of Selborne undertook to walk to every cathedral in England, and found himself inspired by stunning architecture, amazing music, beautiful countryside – and the occasional canalside pub. Read his wonderful article here.

British Pilgrimage meets Tony Robinson again!


Guy from the British Pilgrimage Trust meets Tony Robinson on Channel 4, and sings to him the oldest English song with words and music written down together in c. 1160 – ‘Sainte Marie’ by Saint Godric of Finchale – before taking him to the oldest and largest stone cross on Dartmoor – Nun’s Cross – […]

Green Pilgrimage – Radio 4


Will speaks to Radio 4 at the Green Pilgrimage Conference in Canterbury Cathedral. Pilgrimage is more popular than ever, with hundreds of thousands of people travelling great distances to visit holy places on foot; an experience that is inextricably connected to the natural world. There is an increasing amount of interest in how to make […]

Make your own self-guided Jerusalem Song Pilgrimage


To self-guide a weekend micro-pilgrimage to the song Jerusalem, we recommend Alastair Sawdays’ website (slow travel and special places specialists), who detail a section of our route from Dunsfold to Haslemere, staying in the amazing Roundhurst Barns – an unforgettable night of wooded luxury at the foot of the Black Downs, where in the morning […]

Jerusalem Pilgrimage Videos


THE SONG ITSELF DAY 0 – Travelling to London (with interviews) DAY 1 (The Start) – Primrose Hill at Sunrise DAY 1 (Part II) – Bunhill Fields to St. Paul’s Cathedral DAY 1 (Part III) – Fleet Street to Piccadilly DAY 2 – Piccadilly to Battersea DAY 3 – Wimbledon to Hampton Court DAY 4 […]

Itinerary of 2016 Jerusalem Pilgrimage


To make our pilgrimage to Jerusalem the song, we had a plan. We tried to follow it. But as ever on pilgrimage, the whim of journey was key. If solid local knowledge presented itself in the form of an old dear’s wise whispers, or if a quest emerged from the forest, or if the wind […]

Itinerary of 2016 Jerusalem Pilgrimage


THE SONG ITSELF DAY 0 – Travelling to London (with interviews) DAY 1 (The Start) – Primrose Hill at Sunrise DAY 1 (Part II) – Bunhill Fields to St. Paul’s Cathedral DAY 1 (Part III) – Fleet Street to Piccadilly DAY 2 – Piccadilly to Battersea DAY 3 – Wimbledon to Hampton Court DAY 4 […]