A ‘Jerusalem’ Pilgrimage – Haslemere to Chichester – 2 days, 26 miles, or Easebourne to Chichester, 1 day, 15 miles . From Haslemere and the highest hill in Sussex, we walk to Chichester, where William Blake – the poet behind Jerusalem – was thankfully not hanged in 1804. Via Temple of the Winds – highest hill in Sussex, and place where Tennyson (early William Blake adopter) was inspired. The Deep Dark Green Woods of Ancient Sussex. Oak and Ash and Thorn. The famous Henley pub. Sleep in Easebourne. The Green Chapel of Cowdray Castle Ruins. Heyshott Pilgrim Church. The South Downs – up we go… Charlton – where the first English WI was founded (the WI was given ownership of the song Jerusalem in 1928). The Trundle – Ancient holy hill where William Blake was inspired. Lavant – the house where William Blake celebrated his liberty, and dined twince weekly with the Lady of Lavant while composing Jerusalem. Chichester Guildhall – where Blake was acquitted of treason and sedition – which would have seen him hanged! Chichester Market Cross. Chichester Bishops Palace and Cathedral.
This route was created by William Parsons of the British Pilgrimage Trust.