THE PEAK PILGRIMAGE: Day 1 – Ilam to Hartington

    I read somewhere once that a love of the early morning is a sign of good mental health and if that is the case I must be in a good place as I began my walking on day one of The Peak Pilgrimage before anyone else was about on this early August morn.  I had visited…

WESTONING MEN’S BREAKFAST – PILGRIMS WAY TALK

It was a great privilege to be asked to speak at Westoning Men’s Breakfast Club last week on the subject of my pilgrimage along the Old Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury Cathedral. Yummy breakfast provided by the Chequers Pub and great conversation.

BOOK LAUNCH: The Woman Who Walked Through Fear

Thank you so much to everyone who attended my book launch of “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear”.  Copies are available now on general release for £5 – please contact me for further details.  I am also available to local groups to give talks about my experience travelling along the Old Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester…

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…

THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY: WINCHESTER – The Adventure Begins

A year almost to the day after setting off from the Cathedral City of Winchester to walk the Pilgrims’ Way I returned to the City with a different adventure in mind – the 100 mile South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne. The tombstone to the “Hampshire Grenadier” is still there;  the Cathedral is still…

“GOODBYE BLUEBELL” – A Wander around Landpark Wood

  Frequently my mind needs a disciplined trudge along centuries-old byways, with a feeling of connection to those who have trodden the path before me and a satisfaction at ticking off the miles.  Oftentimes, however, my soul needs a wander. I usually visit the bluebell woods at Flitwick each Spring.  This year I took a short drive out…

Walking the Pilgrims’ Way: The Next Step

    So I returned home to my Harlington home after walking the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury.  I promised to post a few thoughts about how I felt returning and adjusting back to “normal” life and these few words are a short and temporary effort at doing that. It is difficult to write…

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…