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Long Distance UK Walking Holidays & Hiking Tours on the Pilgrims' Way and in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with luggage transfer for 2018

Self-led or guided walking holidays in England, including luggage transfer available throughout the year for hikers of all abilities.   Discover hidden Kent, its people and their history only 50 miles from London.


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Walk Awhile is a family run rural business that offers a select range of walking & hiking holidays commencing all year round in the heart of the English countryside and within an hour by train from London.

Our hiking & walking holidays have been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of walkers abilities and can be adapted to suit specialist needs. Average distances walked are 10 miles, but can be extended for the more ambitious.  Luggage transfer is undertaken in-house, so you meet one of us each day, checking all is okay, and helping you with local knowledge.

Our range of UK long distance walking & hiking holidays with luggage transfer include:

Both self-led and guided holidays come with daily tracker support who will hold the Basic Expedition Leader's qualification and includes luggage transfer, staying in quality Inn, hotel and guest house ensuite accommodation.


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Visit Walk Awhile's Pilgrims' Way, North Downs Way National Trail Resource Pages via the links below:

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Responsible Travel Policy (RTP) that is supportive and in sympathy with local communities and the environment and has been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), which is supported by Tourism Southeast.

Walking the Pilgrims' Way, North Downs Way (inc' luggage transfer)

Walk Awhile's Walking the Pilgrims' Way is a 5-day 45 mile walking holiday commencing from historic Rochester Cathedral (only 50 minutes from London) and finishes at the magnificent walled cathedral city of Canterbury. This long distance hike follows Hilaire Belloc's 'Old Road' and the North Downs Way National Trail. It enables the walker to discover the hidden secrets of this ancient county of Kent. A walking holiday along the Pilgrims' Way takes the walker through some of the oldest and finest villages in England. More info' about the Pilgrims' Way walking holidays...

Discovering Rural Kent Tour (inc' luggage transfer)

A walk designed to help you discover the true heart of Kent, its countryside, history and local crafts with special attention paid to the orchards, vineyards and hop-gardens. This circular hike explores the nooks and crannies of the county seldom visited by tourists or casual traveller. You are invited into the heart of Kent and its fascinating backwaters. More info' about this walking holiday...

Walking the White Cliffs’ Tour (inc' luggage transfer)

Discover the Elham Valley as you walk from Canterbury to the White Cliffs of Dover, then follow the Saxon Shore Way along the top of the White Cliffs enjoying the wealth of history connected with medieval castles, iron-age camps and Napoleonic forts along the trail. This tour can be extended into a circular hike to take in the Roman gateway to Britain at Richborough Castle before following the Stour Valley Trail back to Canterbury. More info' about White Cliffs walking holiday...

Walk Awhile blog - A North Downs Way Diary by the author of

Walking Holidays Map Pilgrims Way

Pilgrims' Way Trekker Plus Option - designed for those who want to hike the whole length of the Pilgrims' Way from Winchester to Canterbury over 14 days and 130 miles.  More info' about the Pilgrims' Way Trekker options...

Via Francigena and Camino Way extension (inc' luggage transfer)

The Walking the Pilgrims Way tour can be extended by 2 days to take long distance walkers from Canterbury to the Dover ferries - either through the Elham Valley or along the North Downs Way.

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