Category Archives: Trails


ExploreChurches offer hundreds of interesting days out visiting some of the best church heritage in the UK. Whatever your passion, we can help you feed it!

The British Pilgrimage Trust

The British Pilgrimage Trust is a Charitable Trust set up to restore the tradition of pilgrimage in Britain. It was formed in 2014 after witnessing the ever-increasing success of the Spanish Camino, and concluding that Britain is missing a trick by not providing pilgrims with access to a similar (or even better) experience. There was an […]

The Cornish Celtic Way

A new spiritual route through Cornwall with a focus on the celtic saints and making reflections on your journey. The Cornish Celtic Way is a new pilgrimage route covering 125 miles through Cornwall from St. German’s to St. Michael’s Mount. It incorporates over 60 miles of the Cornish coastal path as well as two established […]

New church2church walks around Warwickshire

A series of walks that take you through 156 miles of beautiful south Warwickshire. This new resource has been developed in conjunction with the Diocese of Coventry to encourage more people to visit churches and to combine it with the most popular recreational activity of walking. The new series of church2church walks is an idea […]

Tissington: A Village Pilgrimage

Written by Deacon Lorraine Brown, the Peak Park Rural Development Enabler, this book uses the wells of the village of Tissington as a focus for a pilgrimage. The pilgrimage can be followed at any time of the year, but (hint) may be difficult during well dressing week as vast numbers of visitors flock to the […]

Peak Pilgrimage

The Peak Pilgrimage is a new long distance footpath walk designed to be enjoyed by all who liked walking. It takes you through the Peak District National Park one of the most beautiful walking areas in England. The website advises that you can take between two and seven days over the pilgrimage, staying somewhere new each […]

Peaceful Places – a trail of ‘hidden gems’ to explore in mid Wales

Peaceful Places is a trail of ‘hidden gems’ for you to discover across North Ceredigion, Mid Wales. It is a heritage tourism trail, which tells the stories of a collection of churches and chapels across North Ceredigion. Each destination tells the story of a local church or chapel in new and inspiring ways. Learn about […]

Cycling Tours linking English cathedrals and historic churches

The Church of England has teamed up with the cycling charity Sustrans to produce a series of cycling tours linking English cathedrals and historic churches. The first of the new Towers and Spires series was launched in 2014 in partnership with Sustrans and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The route is a 30-mile circular ride beginning at […]

Heritage Inspired

Heritage Inspired – a five year HLF-funded project which encouraged and supported places of worship across South Yorkshire in opening up to visitors and promoted them to visitors by means of trails and events and education projects. Even though the project sadly came to an end, the toolkits and trails can still be downloaded from the […]

Treasures Unlocked

Treasures Unlocked is a group of ten churches each of which is located close to one of Leicester and Leicestershire’s major attractions.  Each church is open and has something interesting to share that could easily be overlooked by visitors to the area. You can also download a trail and leaflet for 10 of Leicester City Churches.