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Silhouette of Mont Saint Michel/sea shell/walking stickPilgrims' Trail

47 km / 29 miles

Hampshire, Portsmouth
The Trail, also called the Hampshire Millennium Pilgrims' Trail, forms part of a longer route – St Michael’s Way – between Winchester and Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.

It follows a route dating from medieval times when pilgrims visited Winchester Cathedral from the country, and abroad, to worship at the shrine of St Swithun, a former teacher of the young Alfred the Great. In Hampshire, the Trail follows the course of a Roman road to Bishop's Waltham and from there via Kingsmead to the finish.


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Waymark: Silhouette of Mont Saint Michel/sea shell/walking stick
Silhouette of Mont Saint Michel/sea shell/walking stick
Average Gradients; Pilgrimage
SU481293 - Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Winchester Holiday Lets  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
The Stable at Rambler Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
15 Km
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4 Km
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Route Profile:

46.8 Km (29.1 miles)
625 m (2,051 ft) ascent
112 m (367 ft)  maximum height