GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St James' Way

66 miles (106 km)

This long distance pilgrimage walk takes you fromReading Abbey to the port of Southampton.
The waymarked trail runs for about 66 miles with pretty villages, historic sites, riverside trails and some lovely countryside to enjoy.
The walk starts at the photogenic ruins of Reading Abbey which was the home of the'Hand of St James' in the middle ages. The ancient holy relic now resides in St. Peter's Church inGreat Marlow.
From Reading the route heads south west to Theale, Burghfield and Silchester where you will find the fascinating Roman town.
You continue south past Basingstoke and Alresford where you will cross the River Arle.
The next stage takes you to the cathedral city of Winchester where you link up with the Itchen Way. You can then follow this lovely riverside trail south through Eastleigh before finishing at Southampton where historical pilgrims embarked for France and Spain. Here you can explore the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) leading to the shrine of theapostleSaint James the Greatin thecathedral of Santiago de CompostelainGaliciain northwesternSpain. Tradition holds that the remains of the apostle are buried here.

St James' Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St James' Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Reading Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 2863234

Reading Abbey ruins

The Town Quay at Southampton - geograph.org.uk - 3169159

The Town Quay at Southampton

Pamber Road, Silchester - geograph.org.uk - 942374

Pamber Road, Silchester

River Alre Alresford, Hampshire - geograph.org.uk - 3114409

River Alre Alresford, Hampshire

Itchen Way (37) - geograph.org.uk - 3357395

Itchen Way 1

Itchen Way (115) - geograph.org.uk - 3386079

Itchen Way 2

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