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A new Pilgrim Heartland Trail has been produced jointly by Bassetlaw District Council and Doncaster Council. If you haven’t already done so, download the trail leaflet below.

The Trail covers local villages in North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire that are steeped in the history of William Brewster and William Bradford; a history that most local people are familiar with. But this new leaflet brings further, little known facts about the families that embarked on that seminal voyage aboard the Mayflower.

The Pilgrim Heartland Trail is not a linear route so sites can be visited in any order. If you are a Mayflower descendant or are especially interested in a particular Pilgrim, certain villages or churches will hold much greater appeal than others and that is where our knowledge can help you.
We strongly recommend you contact a member of the Pilgrim Roots Museum staff to let us know you are coming and allow us to help you plan your visit. Not all of the churches on the trail are open every day unless they know visitors are coming and we can help you plan your visit and tell you about the latest information on church services, special events, parking information and tour guide recommendations which will add to your enjoyment of the Pilgrim Heartland Trail.

For further detailed information on Lincolnshire visit www.visitlincolnshire.com and www.visitdoncaster.com to find out more about South Yorkshire’s attractions.

The PILGRIM Heartland Trail

Self Guided Tour

Welcome to the Pilgrim Heartland Trail, a self guided tour of the towns and villages in North Nottinghamshire and Doncaster that this areas five leading Mayflower passengers once called home, as well as those of their fellow Scrooby and Leiden Separatists.