Wakefield Cathedral Pilgrimage in a Day – 7.5 miles. The pilgrimage starts in the centre of Dewsbury, paying due homage to its magnificent 13th century church building which houses some fabulous Saxon carvings, a reminder of Dewsbury’s long heritage of faith. The minster was founded by the early Christian missionary St Paulinus, who preached here in the 7thcentury. Its stone relics include the country’s earliest surviving carving of Christ in Majesty, which dates from about 850AD. The route then traces to the east through suburbs, countryside and then suburbs again as it approaches its destination, a mixture of fields and streets that offers time for quiet contemplation and active engagement with the city as the pilgrim draws near to Wakefield Cathedral.
In collaboration with the British Pilgrimage Trust, this route was created by Nick Mayhew-Smith, author of ‘The Naked Hermit‘, and Britain’s Holiest Places.