Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe
Ten great historic pilgrim routes of Western Europe, inspiration for today's long distance walker.
Pilgrimage in Europe is thriving on a massive scale. This century the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela alone has seen 40 times the number of pilgrim visits. Author Derry Brabbs’ previous book, Roads to Santiago, focused exclusively on the 'camino' through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela; Pilgrimage revisits this classic route, and nine other inspirational journeys across Europe.
Whether you’re truly making a pilgrimage, exploring the world, or simply hiking, Pilgrimage will lead you along deeply historical routes like the 'Jakobsweg' in Germany, between Cologne and Trier. You’ll find great walks in Britain and France, like St. Cuthbert's Way which winds around the Scottish Borders to the holy island of Lindisfarne, and the World Heritage Site of Mont-St-Michel built on the tiny island off the coast of Normandy.
Astounding photographs combine with an absorbing text that describes the history and key features of each route, as well as brief details of the distances and the number of days it takes to walk, and a list of websites to help plan your journey.
"This wonderful collection is full of inspiration for anyone who has ever dreamed of setting out on foot into the unknown." ― Town&Country
"Ten of the most inspirational trails...are explored in this lavishly illustrated guide. Heavenly." ― Sue Price, Saga magazine
"Large, heavy, and sumptuously illustrated." ― Serenhedd James, Church Times
"It's a celebration of Europe's most inspirational and spiritual journeys – well trodden pathways of reflection." ― Annette Shaw, Devon Life magazine