Winchester to Canterbury Ecumenical Pilgrimage 2016

Winchester to Canterbury Ecumenical Pilgrimage organised by
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON

‘Walking a prayer for Peace’ All welcome

Sat 13th – Sun 28th August 2016

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Are you interested in walking? Do you want to join a travelling Christian community? The Arundel and Brighton Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage are making its way from Winchester to Canterbury following parts of the St Swithuns and Pilgrims Way.

This year we are offering our pilgrimage as a prayer for the people suffering the effects of conflict or fleeing persecution. Come and explore our faith and Christian heritage, as well as the English countryside and churches we pass through.

The journey will be as important as the destination. We sleep in church, school or community halls, dine together, walk, laugh, sing and pray together. We follow footpaths rather than roads wherever possible.

Download the booking form or the poster for this Pilgrimage Walk.

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Come and walk with us! Two weeks for under £200.

You need to be over 16 (or accompanied by an adult), able to walk an average of 15 miles per day at a moderate pace and make your own way to Winchester and home from Canterbury.

Our luggage is carried by van to each overnight destination so only a daypack is needed for supplies. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner are included in the price, all organised by past pilgrims on a voluntary basis.

Want to know more? Visit www.thepilgrims.org.uk or contact our bookings secretary – Clare Gamble, 30 Blackberry Lane, Four Marks, GU34 5DF, 01420 562234.
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Download the booking form or the poster for this Pilgrimage Walk.

Budget Accommodation – Can You Help?

One of the biggest challenges to those walking the Pilgrims Way is finding suitable and affordable accommodation.

If you have or know of church or village halls or other low cost options, please let us know. We will include them on the website so that others can make use of them.

Email: visitsenquiries@canterbury-cathedral.org

 

Puttenham Eco Camping Barn

It celebrated its 10th birthday this year, with a wonderful variety of guests including a scout group from Normandy, grandparents on their 4th visit with grandchildren walking the North Downs Way and cyclists from Bournemouth on their way to Littlehampton.

Set in a 200-year old barn, this simple, seasonal hostel on Sustrans cycle route 22 is 2 miles from Wanborough railway station and 5 miles from Stoke Park.

The communal sleeping platforms come with privacy partitions to divide the space into 3 separate areas. The bathrooms and shower facilities are shared. Linens are not provided, but sleeping bags are available for hire. Amenities include a guest kitchen, a secure bike shed and a picnic area.

For more information about staying at the Barn visit their website www.puttenhamcampingbarn.co.uk

Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1AR         Phone:01629 592700

Adult £15,

Under 18 (must be accompanied by supervising adult) £12

‘Green’ refund of £4 if arriving by foot, bicycle or public transport.

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Old Wives Lees Village Hall

Thanks to the Village Hall committee, this hall, right on the Pilgrims Way is now available as overnight accommodation for small parties of pilgrims. The Star pub is within 100m and can provide food, including takeaways. Male and female/disabled toilet, washing facilities limited to wash hand basins in those toilets. Basic kitchen suitable for making breakfast. Basic and suitable for small groups only.

Tariff for overnight stays to be agreed on booking.

** During term-time the hall is used for a Pre-School and so visitors would need to leave the hall before they start their activities; absolute latest 8.30 am.

Pre booking only email: owlvillagehall@hotmail.com

Tel: 01227 732469

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Dunn Street Farm Campsite

Located on the North Downs Way above the village of Westwell and surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. The owners say, we offer our visitors simple, clean facilities and lots of space. We are a working farm with sheep, cattle and horses in the surrounding fields and chickens and goats around the farm yard.  We are always happy to accommodate Duke of Edinburgh’s Award groups and we have a good number of schools who regularly use Dunn Street Farm Campsite as a base for Bronze and Silver expeditions.

To book a pitch, get in touch via the website or email dunnstreetfarm@gmail.com.

Dunn Street Farm, Westwell, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4NJ   01233 712537

www.dunnstreetfarm.co.uk

 

Discounted rate £5 perperson per night to holders of Pilgrim Passports.

Pitches must be booked in advance.

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YHA Tanners Hatch, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BE

A picturesque and eco-friendly hostel with plenty of charm and character in National Trust woodland.

Open log fires and gardens with views across to Polesden Lacey National Trust estate.

See website for prices and availability, guide price £15—£20 per person (Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night).

www.yha.org.uk/Tanners-Hatch

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YHA Holmbury, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NW

A secluded hostel at the top of a narrow country lane, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Selection of rooms 1 x 3 bedded (one double bed with a single bunk over the top) room, 2 x 2 bedded rooms and 10 x 4 bedded rooms, along with 15 camping spaces. All toilets, showers and hand basins are shared. The hostel has a large open plan dining room and lounge in one. Mobile phone signal is limited at the hostel but there is free Wi-Fi in communal areas.

Beds from £13, private rooms from £36, family rooms from £35.00, camping from £12.50.

Further details at www.yha.org.uk/hostel/holmbury

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Pilgrimage

The Cathedral’s Canon Pastor, Clare Edwards, will be pleased to assist with any pilgrimage enquiry. Please email canonclare@canterbury-cathedral.org or contact the Visits Office, visits@canterbury-cathedral.org, tel. 01227 762862.