Four 1-day pilgrimages, all ending at Canterbury Cathedral, but starting from different holy places. Canterbury was where St Augustine first settled, on a mission from Rome to convert England to Christianity, and where Thomas Becket, the 12th-century Archbishop, was murdered in the Cathedral. The city has welcomed pilgrims for over a thousand years, attracted by St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin’s Church – the oldest church in the English-speaking world – and its many other ancient churches, saints, holy springs, and, latterly, Chaucer’s tales. Give yourself an extra day to explore the city and hear the cathedral choir sing evensong.
Terrain: footpaths, fields and road.