Cuckmere Pilgrim Path – 12 miles, 1 day. Alfriston-Berwick-Alciston-Selmeston-Arlington-Wilmington-Lullington-Alfriston (circular).
This route touches many points on a short section of our flagship route, Old Way from Southampton to Canterbury. Due to its circular 1-day nature and being a particularly beautiful and special part of the Old Way, we heartily recommend the Cuckmere Pilgrim Path, which is well-waymarked and well-crafted.
Official Cuckmere Pilgrim Path website
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Thank you BPT for listing this beautiful pilgrim path walk. I walked this path with three fellow pilgrims last week. We covered 17km, choosing the lower route under the Long Man of Wilmington, rather than up and over, due to it being such a hot day. There are 7 ancient churches to visit on route, each soaked in history. Each church has a “pilgrim pot” where you can leave a thought or message for one that follows and take a thought for your journey. The church in Berwick has amazing wall frescos to see and Wilmington’s ancient yew tree is a shady spot to rest. The countryside is stunning and we were so impressed at how well signposted the route was. We started our walk from Alciston, planning to stop half way and have a tasty lunch in Badger’s in Alfriston. We passed a few pubs on the way too, so plenty of opportunities for refreshment if required.