Our Events

Our events introduce you to making your own ‘bring your own beliefs’ pilgrimage in Britain, raise funds for our charity, and help establish a network of low-cost Sanctuary accommodation in churches, church halls, village halls, barns and bothies.

Come along, have a special time, and support the revival of British Pilgrimage.


View of Peterchurch spire from Old Hill

Mon 1st to Sun 7th August – Herefordshire’s Golden Valley Pilgrim Way – 60 miles, 7 days, £700 for single pilgrim ticket (Sanctuary accommodation, luggage transfer and breakfast provided). Still time to join part of this route at a pro rata rate of £100 for a day and a night, just email us.

A stunning circular pilgrimage route along beautiful and ancient paths that begins and ends at Hereford Cathedral. The Way links the Wye Valley with the Golden Valley and the flower meadows and foothills of the Black Mountains. Once you leave the city and its cathedral behind, this is a rich and silent land, good for body and soul. Approximately 60 miles long, you will come across apple orchards, sacred sites, ruined castles, holy wells, and Arthurian legends as well as hidden farms that produce local ciders and ice cream. There is a contrast between gentle wooded river valleys and stunning views of mountain landscapes with one or two spots for wild swimming.

Uniquely, along the way, you can camp along the way with roll mat and sleeping bag overnight in one of eight medieval churches (Sanctuaries). A beautifully illustrated pilgrim credential or passport can be stamped in each church. All but one of these churches is situated in villages with fine country pubs where we will eat local produce at the end of each day’s walking.

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St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. Photo credit to simonbradfield, iStockPhoto

Saturday 20th August 9am to 7pm – St Michael’s Way to Chapel Rock 10 miles, 1 day, £40

Guided by our local volunteer Nina, who has a deep affinity for this part of Cornwall. Commemorate the healing miracles experienced by pilgrims to St. Michael’s Mount in 1262, discovering a variety of spiritual paths on the route dedicated the the Archangel Michael. Experience the healing nature of the sea, via an ancient hill fort, two nature reserves and historic churches. Follow a stream right to the sacred Chapel Rock at St. Michael’s Mount, close to the point where the four Ley Lines cross. Be inspired to bring your own petitions and offerings to this ancient holy place, sacred even in pre-Christian times.

More info & book 20th August 2022

Brigflatts Meeting House ©Jacquetta Megarry

Saturday 3rd September 10am – 4.30pm – Sedbergh: One Day in Quaker Country – 9.5 miles, 1 day, £40

Fresh from seeing his vision on nearby Pendle Hill, George Fox preached in the churchyard of St Andrew’s, Sedbergh in June 1652 declaring that God did not need a special building or clerics but that He was everywhere and within us all. Fox’s central message is the theme for this pilgrimage guided by our volunteer Bridget. From the traditional setting of St Andrew’s, to the rugged slopes of Fox’s Pulpit, where he preached to over a thousand people, you’ll wend your way through Yorkshire Dales National Park. Explore fields and woodland, enjoying views of the hills and the far distant sea. Follow the River Lune to your destination of Brigflatts, the third oldest Meeting House in the country.

More info & book 3rd September 2022
The Point, Point Hill

Friday 9th September 1-5pm – Greenwich Song Pilgrimage – 0.5 Day, 3.5 miles, £40. Walk with BPT’s Guy Hayward singing songs – folk, classical, sacred – based on the places of heritage along the way. Greenwich has been a place of prehistoric burial mounds, magnificent views, a royal palace, a park of ancient oaks, a pioneering observatory where time stands still (GMT), where the father of English church music is buried, where Nelson rested on his way to St Paul’s, a sumptuous naval chapel, where Henry VIII was born, and where some of the greatest naval ‘pilgrimages’ set out from on the Thames.

More Info & Book 9th September 2022
Chough ©Wildwood Trust

Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th September 9am – 6pm – Pilgrimage of the Chough – 2 days, 23 miles £120

BPT’s Dawn Champion guides a special pilgrimage exploring transformation, inspired by the iconic bird transformed by Thomas Becket’s martyrdom. Walk for two days from Becket’s Chapel in the Great Tower at Dover Castle to the Martyrdom in Canterbury Cathedral on both the Old Way and the Via Francigena, on this unique experience offered as part of the Green Pilgrimage Network’s Pilgrim Festival 2022. With one night’s stay sleeping in church Sanctuary.

More Info & Book 23rd – 24th September 2022
Elizabeth Barton’s Well

21st – 25th September Kent Pilgrim’s Festival: Ashford’s Old Way – Free

As part of the Kent Pilgrims Festival we are offering a free comprehensive guide for the Appledore to Lympne stages of the Old Way, making pilgrimage in Ashford district open to all during the festival period. You can combine the easy stages of between 4 and 7 miles to suit your pace and distance, and meet other pilgrims on the path. With eight churches, ancient monuments, lost holy wells and and spectacular views, the guide shares hidden stories, suggested pilgrim practices and advice on how to make your walk a pilgrimage. You’ll also receive information on public transport connections, where to stop for food as well as the full route in Ordnance Survey, Google maps, and GPX with accompanying turn-by-turn directions.

A great way to discover the ancient art of pilgrimage.

More Info & Register for your free guide


Wye

21st – 25th September Kent Pilgrims Festival: Ashford to Wye and Beyond – Free

You don’t have to travel miles to start a pilgrimage, it can begin from your own front door. As part of the Kent Pilgrim’s Festival we are offering a free comprehensive guide for a special route created to connect modern communities to an established pilgrimage path. Connecting Ashford town centre to Canterbury, the journey is divided into 3 easy stages of between 4.5 and 8.5 miles which you can do all at once or on separate days as you prefer, making pilgrimage in Ashford district open to all during the festival period. Connect to the landscape and local heritage, meet other pilgrims on the path, find personal meaning and deepen your relationship with the land on your doorstep. The guide shares hidden stories, suggested pilgrim practices and advice on how to make your walk a pilgrimage. Explore open fields, vineyards, woodland, waterways and hillsides, all in the footsteps of pilgrims who have gone before you. Discover new ways of meeting old holy places. You’ll also receive information on public transport connections, where to stop for food as well the full route in Ordnance Survey, Google maps, and GPX with accompanying turn-by-turn directions.

A great way to discover the ancient art of pilgrimage.

More Info & Register for your free guide

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