GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pilgrim's Trail

29 miles (47 km)

This medieval walk runs from Winchester to Portsmouth through Bishop's Waltham and Southwick, following in the footsteps of the Miquelots, pilgrims who made the long journey to worship St Michael in Normandy.

Pilgrim's Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pilgrim's Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

The Pilgrim's Trail on Twyford Down at dusk - geograph.org.uk - 25764

The Pilgrim's Trail on Twyford Down at dusk. Looking northwest along the Trail where it climbs Twyford Down on the way to Winchester. This bridleway forms part of a long-distance route (St Michael’s Way) between Winchester and Mont St Michel in Normandy.

Sheep on Twyford Down - geograph.org.uk - 450586

Sheep on Twyford Down This flock of sheep graze the annexe of St Catherine's Hill nature reserve that is on the eastern side of the M3 motorway cutting. The Pilgrim's Trail crosses the foreground from left to right. Beyond the thorn tree are the deeply incised 'hollow ways' leading down towards Winchester, known locally as the Dongas.

Tangier Farm, Bishop's Waltham - geograph.org.uk - 842909

Tangier Farm, Bishop's Waltham. The Pilgrim's Trail runs across in front of the hedge in middleground.

Pilgrim's Trail near Brooklands Farm, Bishop's Waltham - geograph.org.uk - 842772

Near Brooklands Farm, Bishop's Waltham

Stream north of Brooklands Farm, Bishop's Waltham - geograph.org.uk - 842904

Stream north of Brooklands Farm, Bishop's Waltham

Pilgrim's Trail approaches Lower Baybridge Lane - geograph.org.uk - 47974

Pilgrim's Trail approaches Lower Baybridge Lane

Southwick church - geograph.org.uk - 838186

Southwick church

Pilgrim's Trail, Portsmouth, view looking West to Tipner Point - geograph.org.uk - 89323

Pilgrim's Trail, Portsmouth, view looking West to Tipner Point. This view looks West across to the M275, with Portchester Castle visible beneath the bridge span and Tipner Point to the left beyond the bridge. The creek area, known as Tipner Lake, is part of a designated Ramsar site(an internationally important wildfowl habitat).

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Pilgrims Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Pilgrims Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)