In Rachel Joyce’s bestselling book, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Harold lives a life without purpose until he learns an old friend is dying and vows that in walking across England to see her, his journey can keep her alive. Harold’s journey has been made into a film, starring Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton.
Harold’s pilgrimage was 627 miles in 87 days in yachting shoes and walking along roads, not footpaths, because that’s what Harold knew, having driven cars all his life.
His route can now be downloaded and navigated using instructions. But if you’d like to suggest improvements, I’m sure Harold would be delighted to hear them. Then, once enough people have made their suggestions, we can promote alternative routes.
Follow on social media @haroldfryfilm – #HaroldFryFilm is exclusively in cinemas April 28th. Come to our pre-release on April 25th, 6-9pm, at Cineworld, Leicester Square, London.