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Our Lady of Caversham Pilgrimage Walk

56 km / 35 miles

Reading, Windsor & Maidenhead, Wokingham
In Medieval times, the pilgrimage to Our lady of Caversham was a major destination of Kings, Queens, nobles, knights and peasants. This route follows the River 35 miles from Windsor to Caversham: the route royalty took to the shrine. The basically level route brings you to several towns and villages, rich in history, with Our Lady's Shrines.The pilgrimage can be completed our two days. Whilst walking besides the finest stretch of England's premier river. The quiet path allows time for contemplation, as you walk through nature full of delightful countryside and a wealth of Flowers and birds, For the pilgrim Caversham has four sites to visit, including a Holy Well before reaching St Ann's Church and the shrine of Our lady.


Path Type
Other Paths
Easy; River; Pilgrimage; Religious
Start and Finish
SU967768 - Windsor Castle, Windsor & Maidenhead
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Our Lady of Caversham Pilgrimage Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2011)
Badge & Certificate
Badge & Certificate for Pilgrim Ways (John Merrill Foundation)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Herons Nest  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
23 Km
Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10  (bookable online)
4 Km
48 Km

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Route Profile:

55.4 Km (34.4 miles)
285 m (935 ft) ascent
53 m (174 ft)  maximum height