Walking the Pilgrims' Way (Cicerone)
This Pilgrims' Way guide book covers the historic pilgrimage route to Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, home of the shrine of the martyred archbishop, St Thomas Becket.
The Pilgrim Way route is described both from Winchester in Hampshire (138 miles) and London's Southwark Cathedral (90¼ miles), with an optional spur to Rochester Cathedral.
Easy walking on ancient byways, the route from Winchester is presented in 15 stages of 4¾-13½ miles: it can be completed in under a fortnight.
The Pilgrims Way follows a major chalk ridge through scenic countryside, taking in characterful towns and villages and historic churches. The route from Southwark is described in 10 stages and includes a visit to the ruined Lesnes Abbey.
The detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, advice on making the most of a trip and information on the historical background to the pilgrimage, key historical figures and local points of interest. Accommodation listings and details of facilities and transport links can be found in the appendices.
Published by Cicerone 2 Feb 2017