All our events are designed to introduce more people to British pilgrimage, raise funds for the BPT, and to help establish a network of British pilgrim sleep-spots.
Come along, have a special time, and support the revival of British Pilgrimage.
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Saturday 4th June 9am – 3.30pm Wexford & Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way – Goodwick to Llanwnda Half-Day – 6 miles, 1/2 day. Special introductory price £20
Be the first to have a sneak peak on a 6 mile half-day pilgrimage on part of the new cross border pilgrimage between Wexford and Pembrokeshire. As part of our project with Ancient Connections, this half-day loop explores the pilgrim’s landing place in Goodwick to St Gwyndaf’s Church and Holy Well at Llanwnda. Guided by our Pilgrimage Officer David, along with our partners Journeying and Guided Pilgrimage, Discover the relationship between land & sea in pilgrimage along the ancient and dramatic Pencaer Peninsula. Take in holy wells, ancient Celtic christian settlements, neolithic burial chambers contrasted with modern day transatlantic relations and last invasions.More info & book 4th June 2022
Monday 6th June 9.30am-1.30pm Glastonbury Way Half-Day – 4 miles, 1/2 day. £40.
Glastonbury is one of Britain’s oldest and greatest pilgrimage destinations. This beautiful half-day route, 4 miles long around Glastonbury centres around two things: healing water and the rich overlay of traditions and stories. Led by BPT’s Guy, there will be lots of dialogue between folklore and religion – think Arthur, Guinevere & Morgan Le Fay, the man who buried Jesus, the Holy Grail, the goddesses of Ceridwen, Bride & Brigid. You will meet St Margaret’s Chapel, the old oaks of Gog Magog, the Tor and its Egg Stone, the White Spring, the Chalice Red Spring.
One of Britain’s great pilgrimage destinations packed with mystical places.More info & book 6th June 2022
Saturday 11th June 9am to 4pm – Wexford & Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way Ferns to Oulart – 1 Day, special introductory price €20
Join us on a preview one day pilgrimage from Ferns to Oulart Hill (Tulach a’ tSolais), stopping at Boolavogue (Fr Murphy Centre) along the way, on the new pilgrimage route Linking the history of St Aidan and St David between Ferns in Wexford and St Davids in Wales. Guided by our Pilgrimage Officer Rom Bates and Journeying’s Iain Tweedale, we will follow the first stage of the new route exploring the beautiful landscapes, incredible history and monuments along the way. We will be discovering the history of conflict and resolution, 1798 and the European enlightenment, nature and St Aidan’s connection to beekeeping.More info & book 11th June 2022
Saturday 11th June 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 11th June 2022
Sat 15th July 9.45am to 4.45pm – Crossing the River: Seven Bridges on the Medway – 9 miles, 1 day, £40
Guided by our local volunteer Natasha, set out from the Archbishops Palace in Maidstone, where Archbishops travelling between London and Canterbury would stop on their journey, before exploring along the Medway valley. We will cross and recross the river seven times, over bridges both medieval and modern, observing its constant flow, from quiet churchyards and wild flower meadows overlooking the valley. Our pilgrimage finishes at The Lees in Yalding, an old stopping place for Romany travellers.More info & book 15th July 2022
Fri 22nd July – 9am-4.30/5.45pm – A London Pilgrimage from Tower Hill to Westminster Abbey – 5 miles, 1 day, £70 for single pilgrim ticket (£10 per ticket is donated to the churches).
“the real thing….earth-shatteringly interesting, that’s my reason for living.“ (Author, Comedian and Mental Health expert Ruby Wax speaking about this London pilgrimage)
With BPT’s Guy Hayward and route creator/historian and author Jason Goodwin you will delve into the heart of England’s story in the modern city, listening to tales, songs and practising being a pilgrim. From the early 14th century until the reign of Charles II, a procession would be led for each coronation along this ancient way from the Tower to Westminster Abbey (where the intact shrine of Saint King Edward the Confessor is in place) in time to listen to Choral Evensong at the Abbey if you wish. The route passes through the portal (now marked by the Temple Bar) between the commercial City of London and the political and priestly City of Westminster. There are many beautiful historic churches, places of sanctuary and peace, as well as holy wells, ancient stones and a Roman Temple. The concentration of pilgrim places is particularly high in the City of London, where the churches are only open on weekdays. A fresh urban approach to the ancient art of pilgrimage.More Info & Book Fri 22 Jul 2022
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
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).
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.More info & book 1-7 August 2022
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
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