St Swithun’s Way is a 34 mile track running between Winchester, the capital of Saxon England, and historic Farnham. Whilst not tracing the original route of the Pilgrim’s Way, as much of this is now the A31, St Swithun’s Way starts at Winchester Cathedral and weaves its way east through the picturesque Itchen Valley along the path of the River Wey to reach Farnham. St Swithun’s Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain: St Swithun’s Day, if thou be fair, For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.