Mont Saint Michel Pilgrimage – Day 2.
Corfe Mullen to Poole Ferry

Windborne Old Railway

Mont Saint Michel Pilgrimage 11.22 km today.

The walk today was from my Cousins front door along bridleways to the very straight old Roman road which we followed into Pool. Much of the Roman road is woodland trail with sections of suburban road. The road dates from around AD 47.

Leaving the Roman road we skirted Holes Bay and into Pool and to the Ferry Terminal. This walk is recreating the route the pilgrims would have taken to the coast to cross the channel to France. Pilgrims left from Poole from the early middle ages. Indeed the Poole coat of arms has scallop shells recognising its importance as a Pilgrimage port. Rest day tomorrow before taking the ferry to Jersey on Sunday morning.

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