The Buckfast Millennium Pilgrimage 2018

Day 3: Ringwood to Wimborne Minster

This walk is over moderately easy terrain. In the morning we leave Ringwood, following the Castleman Trailway for most of the morning. The Castleman Trailway is a walking/cycle route that follows the old now defunct Southampton to Dorchester rail line. In the afternoon we approach lunch at the village of Holt, across the Holt Heath nature reserve. After lunch we again cross the heath before a lengthy stretch alongside roadway and through a built up area to our destination.

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S0metime before mass in Trinity United Church where we were staying ... nor2747

Gathering for mass in Trinity United Church John Chenery

in the lobby of the Trinity Centre where we stayed last night John Chenery

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"I will be with you" John Chenery

and on piano, Nick Lamb John Chenery

My fellow backmarkers Louise and Nick on the Castlemian Trailway, a disused railway line John Chenery

Ladies of St Martin URC.West Moors serving tea and biscuits before Michael's prayer stop on 13.8.18 Bernie Magee

Susan and Michael with the Minister of the "small church with the big heart" after Michael's prayer stop 13.8.18 Bernie Magee

and the backmarkers too got tea when they arrived after the other walkers had gone. John Chenery

crossing Holt Heath John Chenery

Pilgrims picnicking in the field by the pub John Chenery

Lunch at the Cross Keys Inn but the Backmarking team is now demoralised having arrived after last orders John Chenery

Pilgrims relaxing outside a fishing hut near Holt Heath. (Note that this picture and and others in the diary which are attributed to Mary Hickman dues to a technical quirk should in fact be attributed to her brother Maurice.) Mary Hickman

Pilgrims relaxing in the afternoon near Holt Heath. Mary Hickman

Lawrence Doyle

Lawrence Doyle

Lawrence Doyle

St Michael and All Angels Colehill and its hall where we had tea John Chenery

After arriving at our hall, we went out again to the crypt of Wimborne Minster for our annual Commemoration of Deceased Pilgrims service. John Chenery

Dinner time Lawrence Doyle