St James’ Way – 66 miles – 7 days – Reading to Southampton. If you wish to undertake the Camino de Santiago, why not begin your pilgrimage in England? The Confraternity of St James has created a pilgrimage route in honour of St James, encouraging pilgrims to travel to Southampton on the South Coast, from Reading Abbey’s Jacobean shrine. Passing through the rolling countryside and open downs at the heart of the kingdom of Wessex, this route also encounters the Roman ruins at Silchester, and Winchester Cathedral along the way. If you wish to continue your pilgrimage in France, it is possible to follow the Pilgrim’s Way from Portsmouth.