Walking the new St Hilda’s Way: a journey of lost souls

October 3, 2016

St Hilda’s Way is a new 40-mile walking trail across the North York moors to Whitby that takes in the churches inspired by the seventh-century saint
Plus: 5 more pilgrims’ trails

‘As pilgrimages go, that’s not too taxing,” I said when I came across the newly fledged St Hilda’s Way, which opened in June 2015 to surprisingly little fanfare, given its coastal location. At just 40 miles, the route – from the Yorkshire coast up onto the North York Moors, then down the Esk Valley to Whitby – seemed gentle enough. All one had to do en route was take in eight churches dedicated to the 7th-century Saint Hilda, visit a couple more with Hilda-esque connections, and finish at Whitby Abbey. “Not sure I’ll even bother to take a compass,” I said.

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It was impossible not to feel like pilgrims as we stepped on slabs hollowed by the scuffling of medieval wayfarers

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