16/04/2012 11:03 BST | Updated 16/06/2012 06:12 BST

Worst Ever Literary Pilgrimages

This week brought the charming news that a group of Chaucer enthusiasts are planning to mark the 625th anniversary of the origins of The Canterbury Tales by retracing the famous journey themselves.

A literary pilgrimage can be a wonderful way to experience travel if you’re dedicated enough – from following Hemingway’s footsteps across the beauty spots and bars of Europe, to searching for Wordsworth’s beloved daffodils in the Lake District, to following Victor Frankenstein up Mont Blanc.

…But that’s all rather boring. Instead, we’ve rounded up 6 of the most downright foolish, dangerous and just pointless literary pilgrimages you could ever hope to spend your summer pursuing.

Feel free to add any of your own below.