The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 1: Induction and Salisbury to Lover

On this afternoon's walk we shall be following the Avon Valley Path most of the way. We shall be passing through a village called Downton which is famous for its Hop Back Brewery. We also have to cross the busy Bournemouth A338 road before we get to the church stop so extra care will be needed when crossing this. Our destination "Lover" rhymes with "Dover", not what you might think.

Pilgrimage Newsfeed - Day 1

John and his passengers set off in the pilgrimage luggage van, destination Salisbury! Adilz, Fred (KWLWG)

Yellow arrows greet orange arrows!We've finished our Santiago bit from Paplona to Logroño and are heading to England to meet you in Ringwood late in the evening. Buen camino! @Pilgrimage2012 PolishPilgrims

Registration in St Paul's Church,Salisbury John Chenery

outside view of registration venue John Chenery

heading into our induction service in Salisbury Cathedral John Chenery

Pilgrims receive their crosses: it's Henriette's turn. John Chenery

Recently installed water installation in Salisbury Cathedral provides reflection ... nor2747

Nick studies the Chelsbury Grove information board as we leave drizzly Salisbury behind John Chenery

Setting off Geoffrey Simmins

First drinks stop of the pilgrimage at Charlton All Saints and the church is locked John Chenery

panning to the right John Chenery

Caroline was joined by a day-pilgrim friend today. Lawrence Doyle

and then the church was opened John Chenery

A phone box library. Lawrence Doyle

we might need these umbrellas later. High street Salisbury. Clare Gamble

Downton. No abbey. John Chenery