Pilgrims' Way

Pilgrims' Way, ancient English road that ran from Hampshire to Kent, over the Sussex Downs. It is so called because it may have been used during the Middle Ages by pilgrims who came to Canterbury to the shrine of Thomas à Becket from the southwest, via Winchester.

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