Louth to Lincoln

West & East Midlands, 4 day

Louth to Lincoln – 50 miles – 5 days. St Hugh of Lincoln built Lincoln Cathedral in 1185, and his funeral was attended by two Kings and three Archbishops. For the next 300 years there was a steady stream of pilgrims to St Hugh’s Shrine in the Cathedral, almost as important as that of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. This route is themed around social justice and religious freedom, starting at Louth Church where the Lincolnshire Rising (against the dissolution of the monasteries and said to inspire the Pilgrimage of Grace) started in 1536, and thousands of protestors marched on Lincoln and briefly occupied the Cathedral.

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