THE WOMAN WHO WALKED THROUGH FEAR

I am delighted to announce that “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published. I am holding my official Book Launch on 25 May 2018 from 7.00 to 8.30 pm at Flitwick Library, Beds.  Tickets are £1 to include refreshments.  Please contact me for further information.  jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk The book recalls my journey through…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 14 – Wye to Canterbury

    I started the final day of this gratitude pilgrimage of walking the Pilgrims’ Way very early.  I wanted to make the most of every second of this day.   A few miles out of Wye,  I soon entered the 5,000 acre Kings Wood.  Pilgrims  would have congregated together before entering the wood so they…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 13 – Lenham to Wye

  Day 13 of Walking the Pilgrims’ Way – how very strange.  How blessed to have made it this far.  All those months of preparation, training, looking at the maps, walks with friends, booking the package and each day of nearly the last two weeks looking at the map of the day ahead and then…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: Day 6- Dorking to Reigate

    A  walk today with my special friend, A, who kindly travelled down for the day to support me.  Dorking to Reigate via Box Hill – pretty footpaths, lovely views and special memories.  The walk was harder than I imagined it to be.  I believe that this is because I took the higher, longer…

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…

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?…

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…

The Pilgrim Staff: The Pilgrims’ Way

A staff for the Pilgrims’ Way Just read a fascinating article from the British Pilgrimage Site about The Pilgrim Staff here. I love the idea of making one of my own to take with me on my walk of the Pilgrims’ Way!   Does anyone know where I could legally coppice some hazel?   Has anyone ever…