The best walks inspired by BBC’s Pilgrimage for you to try

April 6, 2022

The best walks inspired by BBC’s Pilgrimage for you to try

With a new series of Pilgrimage: The Road to the Scottish Isles set to hit screens on BBC 2 this Friday (April 8th 2022 - at 9pm), Big Cottages were inspired to curate a list of pilgrimage style walking routes for those planning to holiday in the UK this year.

Featuring nine routes across England, Wales and Scotland, that all form sections of paths well trodden by ancient pilgrims in the UK, the guide aims to punctuate great hikes with a little historical and cultural interest.

The guide also includes recommendations for points of interest along the way, as well as places to stop for a bite to eat and something to drink. All of the routes and POIs are handily sign-posted using Google Maps and What3Words to aid walkers with planning and orientation.

The new BBC series will feature seven celebrities of mixed faiths as they follow 1,000 miles in  the footsteps of 6th Century Irish Monk, St Columba, from Donegal to the island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides. The celebrities are Shazia Mirza, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Monty Panesar, Louisa Clein, Nick Hewer, Scarlett Moffatt & Will Bayley.

The Big Cottages’ guide features shorter and more manageable walks than the one being tackled by the celebs. The full details can be found here, (please credit via a link to the page).

Matt Fox, CEO of Snaptrip Group, which owns Big Cottages says: “We know that long walks in awe-inspiring locations is a favourite activity of many of our customers and we wanted to enhance that experience for people further.

“As temperatures rise, days get longer and nature bursts back into life after a winter slumber, it’s the perfect opportunity to make time for yourself and loved ones, get out into nature and have fun while retracing the footsteps of many who came before.”

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About Snaptrip Group

Home to the largest collection of self-catering accommodation in the UK, Snaptrip Group (owner of Big Cottages) is a trusted marketplace for travellers to discover cottage, apartment and lodge holidays online. With over 60,000 easily bookable properties, with up-front costs, in the UK, Ireland and Europe, we strive to ensure our customers find the right holiday for them at the best possible price.