This book leads the modern traveller along some of the key medieval walking routes of England, Scotland and Wales, taking in world-famous sites such as Canterbury and Lindisfarne, and out-of-the-way places along paths not so widely travelled. Each route has easy-to-follow directions that guide walkers step by step on a journey of discovery. Illustrated throughout in colour, this practical book provides clear maps and informative commentary on the history of each route, as well as its current landscape, shrines, art and architecture, making this an ideal starting point for those looking for new places to visit. This book offers an understanding of the history, significance and practices surrounding the pilgrim routes and sites of Britain, helping us to follow in the footsteps of our forebears and gain invaluable insights into their medieval world.
Emma Wells is an historian, archaeologist, author, broadcaster and award-winning academic. She has a PhD in Buildings Archaeology from the University of Durham and has been interviewed by the BBC as an expert on pilgrimage.