Towards a Withburga Trail

St. Withburgh was a daughter of King Anna of the East Angles who died in 653/4. The trail begins at Holkham Beach (see Withburh and the Miracle at Holkham Beach), the place of Withburga childhood at the heart of the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Pilgrims can arrive on the Coastal Path of the excellent Coast Liner buses. It leads through Holkham Hall’s deer park, via the welcoming St. Withburga’s Church , 6 miles to Wells.

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A further 6 miles over Gallow Hill, via Wighton brings pilgrims to Walsingham .

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This route is still under development! From Walsingham we follow the Walsingham Way back to North Elmham once the home to the Anglo-Saxon Cathedral and on to to Dereham, where Withburga established a monastery.