A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to a holy place. It offers a way of engaging with the surrounding landscape and a space where we can reflect and pray.

A pilgrimage can be made on foot, by bike, or by bus. It can be undertaken alone or in a group, with friends, family or strangers...

All you need is an openness to what the journey might offer, and a willingness to be changed.

‘It is solved by walking’ (St Augustine)‘
He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake’ (Psalm 23)

There are pilgrim routes up and down the country and indeed across the world. Some are famous and well trodden. Others less so.

In this section we list some suggestions for pilgrim paths you might like to walk. Each one takes you through beautiful countryside, pausing at small churches for rest and reflection. Many of the featured routes are circular, and between two and six miles long.

If you'd like to nominate a route for inclusion on this site, let us know via the 'Contact us' section.

How to set up a route

How to be a pilgrim-friendly church

Pilgrimage and schools

Books, websites and talks