The Pilgrims' Way (also Pilgrim's Way or Pilgrims Way) is the historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. This name, of comparatively recent coinage, is applied to a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 600–450 BC, but probably in existence since the Stone Age. The prehistoric route followed the "natural causeway" east to west on the southern slopes of the North Downs.

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  • Der Pilgrims’ Way (Pilgerweg) ist ein Weg, der von Pilgern von Winchester in Hampshire zum Grabmal Thomas Beckets in Canterbury in Kent genommen wurde. Winchester war ein Bistum, und auch die ehemalige Hauptstadt Englands bis zum 11. Jahrhundert. Beckets Grabmal war das wichtigste im Land, erst recht nach seiner Heiligsprechung 1173 bis zur Auflösung der Klöster 1538, und zog Pilger von nah und fern an. Der Straßenname ist etwas irreführend, da die Strecke einer alten Straße aus keltischer Zeit (500–450 v. Chr.) entspricht, die in Ost-West-Richtung bis zu südlichen Hängen der North Downs verlief. Dabei nutzte sie die natürlichen Gegebenheiten, vermied die klebrigen Lehmböden in den Tälern genauso wie das Kies-Lehm-Gemisch der Gipfel. Die Route folgte den gesamten North Downs fast bis Folkestone, dann dem Tal des bei Chilham, um Canterbury zu erreichen. (de)
  • The Pilgrims' Way (also Pilgrim's Way or Pilgrims Way) is the historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. This name, of comparatively recent coinage, is applied to a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 600–450 BC, but probably in existence since the Stone Age. The prehistoric route followed the "natural causeway" east to west on the southern slopes of the North Downs. The course was dictated by the natural geography: it took advantage of the contours, avoided the sticky clay of the land below but also the thinner, overlying "clay with flints" of the summits. In places a coexisting ridgeway and terrace way can be identified; the route followed would have varied with the season, but it would not drop below the upper line of cultivation. The trackway ran the entire length of the North Downs, leading to and from Folkestone: the pilgrims would have had to turn away from it, north along the valley of the Great Stour near Chilham, to reach Canterbury. (en)
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  • Pilgrims' Way near Westwell, Kent (en)
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  • Der Pilgrims’ Way (Pilgerweg) ist ein Weg, der von Pilgern von Winchester in Hampshire zum Grabmal Thomas Beckets in Canterbury in Kent genommen wurde. Winchester war ein Bistum, und auch die ehemalige Hauptstadt Englands bis zum 11. Jahrhundert. Beckets Grabmal war das wichtigste im Land, erst recht nach seiner Heiligsprechung 1173 bis zur Auflösung der Klöster 1538, und zog Pilger von nah und fern an. (de)
  • The Pilgrims' Way (also Pilgrim's Way or Pilgrims Way) is the historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. This name, of comparatively recent coinage, is applied to a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 600–450 BC, but probably in existence since the Stone Age. The prehistoric route followed the "natural causeway" east to west on the southern slopes of the North Downs. (en)
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  • Pilgrims’ Way (de)
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