When we think of ‘pilgrimage’, we naturally associate it with a journey to a shrine and usually related to a person’s faith. Popular pilgrimages include travelling to the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Rupandehi, Nepal; the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca; the many routes to Santiago de Compostela plus our own local pilgrimage to the birthplace of Saint David at St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire.
Religious commitments aside, a pilgrimage can also be a metaphorical journey, into your inner self to explore your own values and beliefs and to prepare for change.
We’ve discovered a contemporary approach to pilgrimage right here in west Wales, providing the experience of a guided outer journey to a special destination, and the space for you to explore an inner journey. None of which need link to any faith.
We spoke to Christine Smith of Guided Pilgrimage to hear more about the journeys she hosts in west Wales.
Pilgrimage to Strata Florida
Offering delightful walking through the Aeron Valley, Ceredigion, before heading up towards the rural town of Tregaron and onto the ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian Monastery at Strata Florida.
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From £120 per half day (£200 full day) for groups up to 12 participants. Larger groups and longer durations can be catered for. Tailor made pilgrimage to a destination of your choice (cost excludes travel expenses).
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