Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 4 – Farnham to Chilworth

        Day 4 of the Pilgrims’ Way: Farnham to Chilworth Walking day four of the Pilgrims’Way from Winchester to Canterbury was the first time since my blessing at Winchester Cathedral that I really began to feel like I was a pilgrim and that I was walking the old trackways. Much of this…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day Two – Alresford to Alton

Day Two:  Detours and a welcome “stop” “Having partaken of the traditional pilgrim’s breakfast of smoked salmon bagels ” (H’s words!) we both set forth at eight thirty to get some mileage in before the heat took hold.  Probably the fact that I forgot to wear my glasses to read the map resulted in an…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day One – Winchester to Alresford

        At the day’s unveiling The Pilgrims’ Way starts at Winchester Cathedral and at 7 o’clock this morning I attended Morning Prayers and after a quiet and simple service  I was taken by The Reverend Canon Dr Roland Riem through the Cathedral to the Shrine to St Swithun. There he gave me…

GRATITUDE along the Pilgrims’ Way

    The title picture is from a card given to me yesterday by a very special friend to wish me good luck whilst walking the Pilgrims’ Way. I have given my trek the title of a Gratitude Walk because not only am I walking in gratitude for five years recovery but also because I truly…

Index of Posts on Walking the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury

   My book about my experiences along The Pilgrims’ Way, “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published by    Sitting Duck Press.  I am also available to give talks about my experiences along The Pilgrims’ Way. jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk Index of Pilgrims’ Way posts Follow my posts on Walking the Pilgrims’ Way here: 1. What is a pilgrimage?…

Winchester – the start of the Pilgrims’ Way

WALKING THE PILGRIMS’ WAY Well – we are here!  The Pilgrims’ Way begins in this ancient city. I didn’t want to write a potted history of the city because so much information is readily available in guidebooks and on the internet so I have put a few interesting links below.  In the meantime I just…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way – Spiritual Preparations

    With just four days left to go before I begin my walk along the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral I have been reading about what spiritual preparations pilgrims made in the past before their journey and considering how they relate to myself.  I have trained physically and researched the route…

FEAR!

    “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well”  (Julian of Norwich) Several kind people have expressed concerns over my safety whilst undertaking my Gratitude Walk of the Pilgrims’ Way and so I thought it may be worthwhile writing a post about fear. The comments…

Preparing to Walk the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury

    Preparations for Walking The Pilgrims’ Way With just over a week to go before I begin my walk of the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral I thought it would be worthwhile recording how my preparations are going:   How fit do I need to be to walk The Pilgrims’ Way?…