Pilgrims' Way


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Pilgrims' Way,

ancient English road that ran from Hampshire to Kent, over the Sussex Downs. It is so called because it may have been used during the Middle Ages by pilgrims who came to Canterbury to the shrine of Thomas à Becket from the southwest, via Winchester.
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The best known of these is the Pilgrims' Way from Winchester, Hampshire (site of the shrine to St Swithin), to Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, burial site of St Thomas Becket, a distance of 192 kilometres.
Where the Ridgeway and the Pilgrims' Way were once major pedestrian highways, today they offer a more peaceful interlude, traversing picturesque stretches of countryside.
Oliver says: "For many years I have wanted to walk one of the Pilgrims' Ways to Santiago de Compostela and as I was approaching my 70th birthday I decided to celebrate the occasion by doing so.