Peak Pilgrimage
34 mile historical pilgrimage between Ilam and Eyam
The 34 mile Peak Pilgrimage is a beautiful walk between Ilam and Eyam, two villages devastated by plague in the 17th century. There are higher mountains, steeper tracks and greater walking challenges in other parts of Britain, but nowhere is the walking more lovely, relaxing, accessible and soul-restorative than in the Peak District National Park. This is a journey for anyone who likes walking.
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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Ilam to Arbor Low (13.9m)
Day 2: Arbor Low to Bakewell (11.7m)
Day 3: Bakewell to Eyam (9.9m)

 

£360 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£320 per person (based on two sharing)
£310 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Ilam to Monyash (17.1m)
Day 2: Monyash to Eyam (16.4m)

 

£275 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£245 per person (based on two sharing)
£235 per person (based on group of 3)
£230 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£80 per person (single)
£40 per person (based on two people)
£30 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£65 per person (single)
£35 per person (based on two people)
£25 per person (based on group of 3)
£20 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The Peak Pilgrimage is a long distance walk, between Ilam and Eyam, designed to be enjoyed by all and is a new pilgrimage trail set up to mark the 350th anniversary of the plague linking two village afflicted by the plaque. Eyam has a sense of being a holy place because of the sacrifice of its people in 1665 when they refused to flee in the face of the plague that arrived from London in a consignment of cloth for the village tailor.

Led by the rector, their self-sacrifice motivated by their Christian faith saved the surrounding area but cost about a third of them their lives. There are higher mountains, steeper tracks and greater walking challenges in other parts of Britain, but nowhere is the walking more lovely, relaxing, accessible and soul-restorative than in the Peak District National Park.

This is a journey for anyone who likes walking, and it can simply be enjoyed at that level. But it has an added twist – this is also a pilgrimage walk designed as a spiritual experience. This is neither dreary nor frightening because pilgrimages are meant to be fun!

OS Explorer Maps
OL24 - Peak District - White Peak area

Guide Books
"Peak Pilgrimage" by Bob Jackson - ISBN: 978-0993328008
Available from: peakpilgrimage.org.uk/guide-book-/

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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