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Pilgrimages

Pilgrimages are often undertaken in times of retreat, a time to reconnect with God, recalibrate, be refreshed and renewed. Of course, you may just like to take a walk where thousands have walked over the centuries. Whatever your reason for your pilgrimage, there are so many routes you will be spoiled for choice. You can find details of pilgrimages on the internet but here are just a few to whet your appetite:

The Pilgrims Way (England)
North Wales Pilgrims Way (Wales)
St Cuthbert's Way (Scotland)
The Borders Abbeys Way (Scotland)
St Patrick's Way: The Pilgrim's Walk (Northern Ireland)
Croagh Patrick: The Holy Mountain (Ireland)


The Pilgrims Way (England)

Winchester to Canterbury
119 miles
www.pilgrimswaycanterbury.org

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North Wales Pilgrims Way (Wales) 
Basingwerk Abbey to Aberdaron
134 miles
www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org

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St Cuthbert's Way (Scotland)
Melrose to Holy Island
62 miles
http://britishpilgrimage.org/portfolio/st-cuthberts-way/

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The Borders Abbeys Way
Circular walk incorporating Jedburgh, Hawick, Selkirk, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso
67 miles
http://britishpilgrimage.org/portfolio/borders-abbeys-way/

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St Patrick's Way: The Pilgrim's Walk (Northern Ireland)
Armagh to Downpatrick
82 miles
http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Saint-Patricks-Way-The-Pilgrims-Walk-Armagh-P49020

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Croagh Patrick: The Holy Mountain
Westport, Co. Mayo
2,500 feet to the summit
http://www.croagh-patrick.com/visitorcentre/holy-mountain

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