Saint Peter’s Way

0-50 miles, East England

Saint Peter’s Way – 40 miles, 4 days – Chipping Ongar to Bradwell, Essex – This pilgrimage leads you from the heart of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Essex, to one of Britain’s most ancient churches. St Peter’s-On-The-Wall has watched over the flat expanse of saltmarsh at Bradwell for over a millennium; welcoming parishioners and pilgrims throughout that time. Follow in their footsteps as you venture across some of Britain’s most fertile farmland, weaving your way from the fragments of the lost Writtle Forest, toward the bird-rich waters of Hanningfield Reservoir. The skeletal limbs of the Mundon Oaks will beckon you toward the sea, until you discover Saint Peter’s lonely shrine at the edge of our island. Some 1,500 pilgrims make their way here every July, but you can visit this stark, sacred place at any time of year.

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