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Pilgrimage – Part 3

Where to go on your Pilgrimage.

You can make your pilgrimage anywhere but there is something special about walking a path that has been well trodden by others. Here are some suggestions for recognised walks that you might like to try.

  • Abbey Trail – Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds to Whitby Abbey, Whitby, 116 miles
  • St Albans Way – Waltham Abbey, Essex to St Alban’s Cathedral, St Albans, 25 miles
  • The Way of St Andrews – Eight Pilgrimage Ways across Scotland each finishing at St Andrews Cathedral.
  • Augustine Camino – St Andrew’s Cathedral, Rochester to The Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate, 68 miles
  • St Bega’s Way – St Bee’s Priory on the Cumbrian Coast to the Church of St Bega on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, 36 miles

    Pilgrimage - St Bega's Church, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

    St Bega’s Church, Bassenthwaite

  • Bridlington Priory – Beverley Minster to Bridlington Priory, 37 miles
  • St Birinus Pilgrimage Walk – A circular walk around Wallingford, Oxfordshire, 25 miles
  • The Borders Abbey’s Way – A circular walk passing 4 historic abbeys in Scottish Border towns, 64.5 miles
  • Our Lady Of Caversham Pilgrimage – Windsor to Caversham, 35 miles
  • St Cedd’s Pilgrimage – A figure of eight walk starting and finishing at St Peter’s Church, Southminster, Essex, 22 miles
  • The Cistercian Way – Four routes around Wales linking all of the Cistercian abbeys, 650 miles
  • Cornish Celtic Way – Priory Church, St Germans to St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall, 125 miles
  • St Cuthbert’s Way – Melrose Abbey, Melrose, Scotland to Lindesfarne, Northumberland 62.5 miles
  • St Edmund Way – Manningtree, Essex to Brandon, Norfolk, 79 miles
  • Essex Priory Way – Point Clear to St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester, 20 miles

    St Botolphs Priory, Colchester

    St Botolphs Priory, Colchester

  • The John Bunyan Trail – A circular walk from Bedford in memory of the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress, 86 miles
  • John Schorne Peregrination – A walk around Buckinghamshire in memory of a holy man said to have trapped Satan in a boot, 27 miles
  • St Magnus Way – A walk across mainland Orkney inspired by St Magnus, 55 miles
  • Paulinus Way – Todmorden on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border to York, 87 miles
  • Peak Pilgrimage – Ilam, Staffordshire to St Lawrence Parish Church, Eyam, Derbyshire, 39 miles
  • Pilgrims Way – Winchester to Canterbury,
  • The Thames Pilgrim Way – Radcot Bridge, Oxfordshire to the Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey, 104 miles
  • Two Saints Way – Chester Cathedral to Lichfield Cathedral, 92 miles

We have not completed these walks ourselves, but as we do, or as other 2:52 Challenge members do, we will tell you about our experiences.


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