Pilgrimage Through Creation: Christian Inspired Walking Holidays

Pilgrimage Through Creation: Christian Inspired Walking Holidays

All across the UK, there lies vast landscapes of unparalleled beauty, with rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and majestic peaks. 

This natural landscape is the perfect place to explore and discover all of God’s creation, and the best way to appreciate and understand nature is to walk through it. Being able to take the time to admire the landscape in every step, and to be able to pause at any moment to look out and savour the view - the gentle pace of walking allows one to take in all of God’s creation, one step at a time.

This post explores five UK national parks that serve as perfect locations for Christian walking holidays. So lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to connect with the divine through our selection of breathtaking locations!


Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park 

Pen y Fan 

Nestled in the heart of Wales, Brecon Beacons National Park is a wonderful location for those seeking elevation, both physical and spiritual. If you can, we recommend the iconic Pen y Fan summit. As you ascend, let the panoramic views inspire moments of reflection, connecting you with the nature and beauty that is reflected in these ancient peaks.

Llanthony Priory

Discover the ruins of Llanthony Priory, nestled in the remote beauty of the Black Mountains. This former Augustinian priory provides a peaceful haven for contemplation amidst the Welsh wilderness. 


Lake District National Park 

Lake Windermere

The tranquil shores of Windermere are a wonderful location for walkers in the Lake District. As the largest lake in England, Windermere mirrors the serene beauty of the surrounding fells. Take a leisurely walk along its shores, where the gentle lapping of water against the pebbles becomes a symphony of peace, allowing moments of quiet contemplation and prayer.

St. Oswald's Church, Grasmere 

Journey to the charming village of Grasmere and find solace in St. Oswald's Church. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape immortalised by William Wordsworth, this church is a powerful Christian symbol. Attend a service or simply sit in quiet reverence.


Cairngorms National Park

Ben Macdui 

Venture into the Scottish Highlands and, if you can, try climbing Ben Macdui, the second-highest peak in Britain. As you traverse the challenging terrain, enjoy the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park all around you. The summit offers both breathtaking views and an opportunity for contemplation.

Loch an Eilein

Discover the serene beauty of Loch an Eilein, a hidden spot nestled within the Cairngorms. The tranquil waters and the ancient castle ruins on the island create a backdrop for unparalleled beauty. Walk along the loch's shores, allowing the natural scenery to inspire spiritual connection.


Peak District National Park

Kinder Scout

Embark on a pilgrimage to Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District. This iconic plateau can be a calm, peaceful location for prayer. 

Ilam Park and Dovedale

Discover the beauty of Ilam Park and Dovedale in the White Peak region. Wander through the park's manicured gardens and follow the path along the River Dove. On a sunny day, it really is a setting reminiscent of a biblical paradise. 


Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park

Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon)

Eryri, with its majestic peaks and mythical landscapes, beckons walkers to hike Yr Wyddfa. Choose a route that aligns with your ability, as there is a variety of challenging paths and slower-paced, shallower trails. As you reach the summit, enjoy the panoramic views (if they aren't covered in clouds!).


Wander through the village of Beddgelert, nestled at the foothills of Yr Wyddfa. The legends of Gelert, the faithful hound, add a sacred undertone to this Welsh hamlet. Visit St. Mary's Church, where the ancient stones bear witness to centuries of prayer.


These five national parks stand almost as open-air cathedrals, the perfect places to connect the natural world with all of God’s creation. Let the trails guide you on a journey of faith, where the boundaries between the earthly and the sacred blur. These five parks are beautiful locations to enjoy, relax, and adventure through all of creation - all at your own pace.

Don’t forget, nothing beats a warm drink and a bubble bath after a long day of walking! With the Christian Holiday Guide, find joyful accommodation in perfect locations for a well-deserved rest after a day of adventuring.