The Peak Wesley Way

An invitation to small groups of all faiths and none to engage in the ancient practice of pilgrimage along a path connecting six rural chapels in the beautiful Peak District National Park.

The Peak Wesley Way: a six day self guided pilgrimage from Matlock to Edale

Starting in the spa town of Matlock, you will journey north from the gentle White Peak to the more austere Dark Peak. Having walked together for six days, your pilgrimage will conclude in the village of Edale in the Hope Valley. Your pilgrimage will take you through some England’s most breathtaking natural beauty, and yet still a landscape that bears the marks of generations of farmers, industrialists and travellers who have trod these paths before you. Having walked up to ten miles each day, you will shelter overnight in Methodist chapels – still in use as places of worship – along the route.

Who is the Peak Wesley Way Pilgrimage for?

Those looking for escape

Enjoying companionship or peace and depth of solitude, allied to the rhythm of walking and breathing, creates time and space to set aside daily pressures and stresses.

Those looking for peace

Pilgrimage is a journey which is its own goal. The intentional act and practise of pilgrimage has the ability to change participants, opening and closing chapters in our lives.

Those looking for faith

Whether you are seeking to rekindle a rhythm of life or discover spiritual questions, our gentle prompts along the route will support you finding your question or your answer on the way.

Those looking for adventure

Spending six days as a group walking through challenging terrain, carrying all you need for the journey, is a collective experience you will never forget.

The Peak Wesley Way Story

The Peak Wesley Way began as a vision to share our stories with small groups who are spiritually curious and intrigued by spending time in the ancient holy places, indoor and outdoor. The pilgrimage is for groups of friends or family with a shared quest for adventure, wanting to connect with a simpler greener lifestyle, or needing space to broaden life experiences. It was founded by and is sustained by a team of volunteers, some of whom you will meet during your pilgrimage.

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