Durham Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day

1 day, Cathedral, North East England, Yorkshire & The Humber

Cuddy’s Corse – Chester-le-Street to Durham Cathedral – 8 miles, 1 day. The pilgrimage route follows a riverside path from Chester-le-Street, then field edges up to Great Lumley, to the riverside Finchale Priory, home of the great 12-century pilgrim and hermit, St Godric. From Finchale the path passes by Frankland prison, and on to the riverside at Durham with views of the castle and cathedral. The river Wear is crossed by the ancient Framwellgate bridge, and then walk the medieval Silver street to the market square and Sadler street to Palace green, surrounded by the Castle, university and the Cathedral, where there is a pilgrimage gallery, countless holy treasures, and remains of three great spiritual beings – Saint Cuthbert, Saint Oswald and the Venerable Bede – are buried.

Northern Saints Trails also offer several routes to Durham Cathedral, the last few miles of which could substitute for a day cathedral pilgrimage.

Click to download route/s in GPX file format for your smartphone’s map app

Instructions for using a GPX file to show you the route on your smartphone

Association of English Cathedrals

Click for official leaflet for Cuddy’s Corse

Featured Great Routes

Old Way

St Hilda’s Way

Two Saints Way