One Day, Old Way Guided Pilgrimage, Icklesham to Rye

All Saints and St Nicholas Church, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BH
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Make Pilgrimage along the Old Way to the twin holy hill towns of East Sussex - Winchelsea and Rye.

Bring your own beliefs. This pilgrimage is ideal for anyone who wishes to find their own meaning and connect with the landscape, for all faiths and no faith.

A journey guaranteed to make you re-encounter Britain in new (and very old) ways. We start at Icklesham, where we encounter the deep peace of this church twinned with its ancient yew tree. Moving through Pett Level, we revel in the acoustic atmosphere of the marshes and its birdsong which inspired the title Wind in the Willows. Later, we walk through the ancient portal of New Gate into the holy hill town of Winchelsea to be dazzled by the glorious stained glass of the parish church. We reach our destination of Rye via Camber Castle, ascending the cobbled hill to the 12th Century St Mary's Church. If able, we'll climb the church bell tower and survey spectacular views, with the bell chimes concluding our journey in stillness and reflection.

This Pilgrimage will include:

- New ways of meeting old buildings and churches (bring your own beliefs...)
- Foraging wild plants
- Occasional barefoot walking
- Opportunities for silence
- Discovering your place in the British pilgrimage tradition
- Natural beauty and the wild places between the roads
- Holy and historic sites of all kinds

Your pilgrim guide

Dawn offers new practices and old traditions to help your pilgrimage come to life - including songs and stories, suggested pilgrim rituals, wild water drinking and foraged plants. She will lead you along a carefully considered route with capable navigation.

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