Shiplake to The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham
22nd October 2016, 9am - 6pm
About: The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham was an important pilgrimage site in England until the reformation. In fact Catherine of Aragon is one of the last pilgrims the site saw. It has been restored, and the pilgrimage there is being renewed. In addition to visiting a site of pilgrimage this is simply a lovely walk. It takes you 8.5 miles along the Thames path, through some truly spectacular countryside and English villages.
Distance: 8 miles
Lunch: The Bull Inn, Sonning, or packed lunch
Christian Interest: The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham was a place of pilgrimage until the reformation. There will be a short talk on the shrine
General Interest: The route follows the beautiful Thames path. It begins at Shiplake which has a historical lock and connections to naval history and passes through the lovely village of Sonning which has a 12th century Church.
Meeting Place: Paddington Station, by platforms 9& 10 next to Burger King
Meeting time: 9.15am, with tickets ready
Train ticket to purchase: Off- peak day return Shiplake via Reading