The ancient Christian sites of the Isle of Man were the destination on my pilgrimage in the spring and early summer of 2018. I walked north from home, roughly following the Offa’s Dyke Path up the Welsh border with England. I then continued on my way across the Wirral peninsula and through the great, international city of Liverpool. From there, I walked on the two-hundred year old canal network to get to the northern tip of the county of Lancashire and the small port of Heysham.
Taking the ferry from there over to the Isle of Man, I arrived on the island to take part in the Praying the Keeills event. This annual festival celebrates the Christian heritage of the Isle of Man through walks and other activities around the Keeills – these being the ancient Christian chapels on the island.