The Year of Pilgrimage and Northern Saints

2020 is designated as Durham’s Year of Pilgrimage, with a programme of events and activities set to take place. At the centre of the celebrations will be the launch of new walking trails across the region which tell the fascinating stories of the Northern Saints.

The Northern Saints Trails, which will position the North East as the ‘Christian Crossroads of the British Isles’, promote the region’s Christian heritage but will appeal to those of other faiths and to those simply looking for their own personal spirituality or peace and tranquillity. Durham Cathedral will be at the centre of the trails recognising its role as a destination for pilgrims.