Pilgrimage Today: Find Your Direction


Wed 17 Apr 5PM – 10PM The British Pilgrimage Trust invites you to our ‘Evensong, Symposium, Meet’ event on April 17th, the day that Chaucer’s pilgrims set out from London to make their way to Canterbury. Pilgrimage Today: Find Your Directionto celebrate another year of building pilgrimage in Britain and to hear from BPT patrons […]

Vivobarefoot x BPT – Earthed Pilgrim Retreat


Fri 3 May, 4PM – Tue 7 May, 2PM at Broughton Sanctuary Become who you are supposed to be. Stay in the rewilded majesty of Broughton Sanctuary Estate, and transform yourself in some of the most dramatic lands in Britain: Pendle Hill and the Yorkshire Dales. Earthing the RetreatWe are proud to announce a partnership […]

‘I, Pilgrim’ on Wander Woman podcast


Check out our Patron, Phoebe Smith’s Wander Woman Travel Podcast‘s latest episode – called I, Pilgrim. Want to escape the chaos of the festive season? Join Phoebe Smith as she undertakes a micro-pilgrimage led by our trustee Abigail Rowe in Sussex, England, on our recently discovered Old Way. But here’s the twist – although she’s […]

The art of adapting a pilgrimage for illness and disability 


By Alice Sainsbury “The word adventure has gotten overused. For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts” – Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia  Many great journeys start with everything going very wrong and my path has been no exception. Seven years ago I was at the peak of my career as an activewear designer, […]

BPT interviewed on Netflix’s ‘Mysteries of the Faith’


Learn about history’s most iconic relics on Netflix’s “Mysteries of the Faith”. Relics are such an interesting portal into the role of pilgrimage in our lives. Out today on All Saints Day, November 1st, around the time of the Day of the Dead, BPT’s @drguyhayward speaks in episodes 1 and 4 about the role of […]

Winter Pilgrimage


Winter brings shorter days and unpredictable weather – but you don’t have to put pilgrimage on pause. Here’s why BPT’s Dawn Champion thinks winter is perfect for a one-day pilgrimage.  “When is pilgrimage season?” I am often asked. Chaucer would have you believe it begins in April, and for most people the end of October […]

New Pilgrimage Column in Idler Magazine


For a short written account of what you can expect in our London Coronation Pilgrimage events, read our Idler pilgrimage column below. The Nov/Dec 2023 column (also pictured below) is for Avebury… and the Jan/Feb 2024 column is for Glastonbury. The Idler is a magazine and school dedicated to fun, freedom and fulfilment.

BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ interview with BPT people to launch BBC2 TV series ‘Pilgrimage: the Road through Portugal’


To launch the BBC2 TV series “Pilgrimage: the Road through Portugal“, BBC Radio 4 PM’s Anita Anand interviewed British Pilgrimage Trust patrons Emma Bridgewater and Fiona Reynolds, and its director, Guy Hayward. They discussed how modern pilgrimage includes atheists, is about opening your mind, and doesn’t need to be religious. Emma Bridgewater happened to be […]

Updated: Old Way Online Guide


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 […]