1066 The Final Journey
1066 Harold’s Way, The Final Journey will be a new long distance walk, inspired by the legend of King Harold, that will complement the existing 1066 Harold’s Way.
1066 The Final Journey will be a walk of 85 miles across the breadth of an historic county, along ancient trackways and Roman roads, through villages and towns recorded in the Domesday Book and past the castles and cathedrals built by the Normans to dominate their new kingdom.
It is the walk that completes the journey of 1066 Harold’s Way, the 100 mile walk from Westminster Abbey to the Battle of Hastings inspired by King Harold’s epic march to battle.
The King is dead, killed at the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066.
The King's mother now sought out the victorious Duke William and begged for the dead body of her son, or the bits and pieces that were left, but her pleadings were to no avail - or were they?
There are many stories about where the dead King was buried and even one that he escaped to the Continent and lived to a ripe old age. In reality, whatever happened to the King’s body has been lost in time.
One legend tells that Harold was buried in the family grave at Bosham but whatever the truth, a journey across Sussex will make for a good walk.
1066 The Final Journey is a pilgrimage to King Harold II, a journey that follows the slow progress of a horse and cart through Wessex, from Saxon village to Saxon village, from the battle field at Senlac Hill to the family home at Bosham.