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Pilgrims' Trail

47 km / 29 miles

Hants, 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.

Information, including on continuing the route in France, may be found on the weblink below.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Silhouette of Mont Saint Michel/sea shell/walking stick
Average Gradients; Pilgrimage
SU481293 - Winchester Cathedral, Hants
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SU639018 - Ferry Port, Portsmouth
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Pilgrims Trail (Hampshire County Council)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Winchester Holiday Lets  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
The Stable at Rambler Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
15 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