The numbers making their way to Canterbury by this route were not recorded, but the estimate by the Kentish historian William Coles Finch that it carried more than 100,000 pilgrims a year is surely an exaggeration.
A separate (and more reliably attested) route to Canterbury from London was by way of Watling Street, as followed by the storytellers in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
There is around 45 hectares of south-facing tussock hill for good sheep and cattle summer grazing, around 130 hectares of gently rolling improved hill and very valuable Mayfield silt loam irrigated flats, supported by some lighter soils suited for lucerne, and riverbed grazing.
Soil tests are strong, the irrigation water consent of 63 litres per second from the Hurunui River is a real feature, the fencing standard is high with excellent lanes, good shelter belts, plenty of reliable stock and house water, a top class woolshed, covered yards, cattle yards, shedding and a renovated three-bedroom cottage which is currently rented.
The large, modern four-bedroom homestead is positioned perfectly for sun on an elevated site affording uninterrupted 180 degree views over the farm, the Hurunui River and vast countryside.
Current land-use consists of wintering dairy cows,fattening cattle, breeding ewes and fattening lambs, plus barley, hay and baleage production.
is the historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent.
This name, of comparatively recent coinage, is applied to a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 600–450 BC, but probably in existence since the stone age.
On modern Ordnance Survey maps, part of the route is shown running east from Farnham via the heights by Guildford Castle, then north of the village of Shere, north of Dorking, Reigate, Merstham, Chaldon, Godstone, Limpsfield and Westerham, through Otford, Kemsing and Wrotham, north of Trottiscliffe, towards Cuxton (where it crossed the River Medway).Much of the traditional route of the Pilgrims' Way is now part of the modern road network and the Ramblers has previously advised walkers wishing to follow it to use St.Swithuns Way between Winchester and Farnham and the North Downs Way between Farnham and Canterbury as an alternative.Use your mobile phone to browse singles, view profiles and see photos on our dating website.Download our free dating app, and get access to exclusive mobile features.Residents in the North Canterbury town of Amberley have been told to close their doors and windows because of smoke from a large tyre fire.