I love the idea of doing the pilgrimage walk to Compostella and one day I’d like to chuck a large seashell around my neck and give it a go. The problem is, it takes time. But fortunately, we have a pilgrim route on our doorstep: London to Canterbury. This should probably take three to four days, I reckon.
A quick tweet produced an immediate small flurry of interest in such a project. But Twitter is not a good forum for this sort of thing. So let’s take things one step further for the moment. If the idea appeals to you in principle, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “pilgrim” in the Subject line. This denotes interest only, not a commitment in any way, shape or form.
I, meantime, will start on feasibility: route, cost, time, accommodation, that sort of thing. For a start, I understand the original route is blighted by M roads and A roads, so we’ll have to check out alternative scenic options while staying as close as possible to Chaucer’s journey. I think the trip should be done no earlier than mid-July and no later than end of September and probably start on a Saturday going through to a Monday/Tuesday; straddling a weekend, at any event.