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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)


Phil Cope at Ffynnon Gybi

Phil Cope is a writer, photographer and exhibition designer and expert on holy wells around Britain and Ireland.

His books on British wellsprings include Holy Wells Wales (2008); Holy Wells Cornwall (2010); Borderlands: new photographs and old tales of sacred springs, holy wells and spas of the Wales­–England borders (2013); Holy Wells Scotland (2015); and The Living Wells of Wales (2019). He is currently working on The Living Wells of Ireland (as well as a book on the Garw Valley where he currently lives).

Phil has delivered his illustrated Sacred Spring and Holy Well talks in very many venues throughout Britain as well as the USA, and has led wellspring walking tours all over Wales.  We like to ask Phil to join us where he can.  

You can purchase any of his books from his publisher Seren Books.  Let us know if we can help get a signed copy for you.


riverwise book cover

Riverwise is a book of ‘wanderings and wonderings’ based around the ever changing River Teifi – recommended for everyone but particularly those who are booked on our Teifi River Pilgrimage.

Jack Smylie Wild is a fascinating mix of poet, nature writer and award winning baker and is based near Cardigan (Aberteifi) where the river he so loves, joins the sea.  A great book to learn more about the river, her tributaries and the area in general.  You can buy it directly from the publisher (Parthian Books) who are a great support for Welsh literature.

You may also like to watch a short film (8 mins) with footage shot around the Teifi River, narrated by Jack and accompanied by haunting music provided by local musician Pete Stacey.


Guided Pilgrimage is a not-for-profit organisation. Our prices only cover our costs but even then some people who would really benefit from coming on one of our pilgrimages cannot afford it. We have set up a bursary scheme where funds donated by other pilgrims and friends help to support pilgrims without the funds to come on one of our trips.

If you would like to help with the overall bursary scheme or if you would like to sponsor an individual person or type of role (such as a frontline key worker) we would love to hear from you. You can contact us or call on 01570 434705.


  • 100% of donations received by Guided Pilgrimage will go towards providing pilgrimage trips for those in need but without funds.
  • All donated funds will be held in a separate account.
  • If requested, we will advise how your donation was used (although recipient names will always be kept private).


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Cynefin is the inspiration of Owen Shiers and is a musical mapping project aimed at uncovering ‘lost voices, melodies and stories’ of Ceredigion’s rich cultural heritage.

Dilyn Afon is the debut album and we absolutely love it.  Owen has kindly granted us permission to use some of the music behind our videos so if you have seen some of those, you have heard some of the music already.  If not, we cannot recommend it enough so visit the Cynefin website for more information on the project and purchase if you so wish.

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