Routes to try

Here are 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. The routes are circular, and between 2 and 6 miles long. If you are interested in finding out more about the churches you will see on your pilgrimage, see the list view below.

Please share your own pilgrimage routes and we can add them to this page. Get in touch via the Contact page if you have routes you would like to share.

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List of routes

The Triskelion Way (Isle of Man)

Distance: 36 miles

Churches en route:

The Triskellion Way is a 36-mile trail in seven sections extending from Rushen Abbey in the south to Maughold in the north, via Peel. It offers the pilgrim varied walking conditions, glorious countryside and coastal views and historically significant places – for example the spectacular Spooyt Vane waterfall, and ninth century Keeill Pheric (Patrick’s chapel).

St Sigfrid’s Pilgrimage

Distance: 505 miles

Churches en route:

The Diocese of Oxford, together with its partner diocese in Sweden, Växjö, and the St Sigfrid’s Trust, a charity dedicated to supporting the relationship between the Swedish Church and the Church of England, is organising a pilgrimage from York to Växjö in southern Sweden.  At some 500 miles, the English section will be the longest pilgrimage path in the country.  The Swedish leg is about 300 miles long.

Newman Pilgrimage

Distance: 45 miles

Churches en route:

A journey from Oxford to Deddington visiting locations important in John Henry Newman’s early career and other places reflecting his influence.

Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage

Distance: 130 miles

Churches en route:

Deddington Deanery is situated in the north of Oxfordshire and covers that part of ‘Banburyshire’ which lies in the county of Oxford.  The pilgrimage links all the 36 Church of England churches of the deanery on a route which takes in the large urban centre of Banbury and its immediate environs, a number of quite substantial settlements and around 25 smaller villages and hamlets. Find out more online.

Ironstone Benefice

Distance: 12.6 miles (one day)

Churches en route:

A circular pilgrimage route linking eight fine medieval churches in the ironstone country northwest of Banbury. Find out more online.

Godstow to Christ Church Cathedral

Distance: 3 miles

Churches en route:

Christ Church Cathedral

Additional Information:

We have created an audio pilgrimage along the Thames Path from Godstow Bridge (north west of the city centre) to Christ Church Cathedral in the middle of the city of Oxford. Download the route free of charge onto your phone and follow the instructions.

Finstock to Fawler and Ramsden

Distance: 4 miles

Little Compton to Chastleton

Distance: 4 miles

Milton under Wychwood to Shipton under Wychwood

Distance: 3 miles

Chipping Norton to Cold Norton Priory

Distance: 6 miles

Hook Norton to Great Rollright circular

Distance: 5 miles

Great Tew to Little Tew

Distance: 4 miles

Wiggington to Swerford and back

Distance: 5 miles

Churches en route:

St Giles Church, Wigginton

St Mary’s, Swerford

Chadlington to Spelsbury Walk

Distance: 4 miles

Charlbury to Shorthampton circular walk

Distance: 6 miles

Hook Norton

Distance: 2 miles

Churches en route:

St Peter’s, Hook Norton