The Meon Valley Pilgrimage Walk
The Meon Valley Pilgrimage Walk from Wickham Church to Droxford Church follows the disused Meon Valley Railway line for about a third of the distance.
The 6.5-mile pilgrimage walk in the steps of Saint Wilfrid, an English bishop who was venerated as a saint after his death in 709 or 710, has been designed to encourage modern pilgrims and walkers to discover numerous beautiful churches founded in the 7th century alongside the River Meon by Saint Wilfrid.
There are 10 churches in total on the trail including St Peter’s Church, in Titchfield, the first church founded by Wilfrid in the Meon Valley. Also on the route is St Mary and All Saints Church in Droxford, which has a Victorian stained glass window of Wilfrid in the Lady Chapel.
The walk, which takes about three hours in total, takes you out of Titchfield past Titchfield Abbey, an impressive ruin, which was first built as a monastery in the 13th century, and later transformed into a grand Tudor mansion. It crosses several country roads, involves climbing over numerous stiles and provides glimpses of the River Meon.
After your walk, why not drive the short distance to West Meon and visit the Thomas Lord for a well-deserved delicious lunch or dinner.