The Via Beata Pilgrimage route is over 400 miles long and spans some beautiful stretches of England. Traditional pilgrimage routes were about learning from God and about yourself on a journey that represented life itself. The Via Beata is becoming an established route with written guides for every (roughly) ten miles and our artworks are frequent throughout the journey (though still many still to complete).
On this page of the website you will find everything you need to walk the Via Beata route.
There is still work to do – maps to make, routes to waymark and artworks to complete, so please bear with us, and we’d love feedback or volunteer help to make this a route that remains for generations to come.
Via Beata Map
The continuously updating map of the Via Beata
If you are walking or riding the route, we’d love to see stories of your adventures. We’d encourage you to make a video on each leg of your journey (between two waystations for example) and upload to social media using the Hashtags – #journeyViaBeata and #ViaBeata
OS maps required:
Here is a list of Ordinance survey maps that you will need if you wish to use explorer maps all the way across the UK for the full route.
OS 1:25000 Maps
OL35 North Pembrokeshire
Explorer 185 Newcastle Emlyn
Explorer 186 Llandeilo & Brechfa Forest
Explorer 187 Llandovery
Explorer 188 Builth Wells
Explorer 201 Knighton & Presteigne
Explorer 202 Leominster & Bromyard
Explorer 204 Worcester & Droitwich Spa
Explorer 205 Straford-upon-Avon & Evesham
Explorer 220 Birmingham
Explorer 221 Coventry & Warwick
Explorer 222 Rugby & Daventry
Explorer 223 Northampton & Market Harborough
Explorer 224 Corby, Kettering & Wellingborough
Explorer 225 Huntingdon & St Ives
Explorer 226 Ely & Newmarket
Explorer 227 Peterborough
Explorer 228 March & Ely
Explorer 229 Thetford Forest in The Brecks
Explorer 230 Diss & Harleston
Explorer 237 Norwich
Explorer 231 Southwold & Bungay
OL 40 The Broads
Guide Update date – 8th June 2023
Guides are subject to change and we cannot guarantee error free. But we do our best!
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