Walking the Pilgrims Way
The Pilgims' Way journey
takes you along the ridge of the North Downs, with
spectacular views across the Weald of Kent and is packed with history. It also follows
the sheltered slopes of the ancient track-way and passes
some of the earliest areas of settlement in England
and visits sites such as the Neolithic megalith Kits
Coty. You will pass through the picturesque hamlet
of Harbledown, mentioned in Chaucers Canterbury
Tales and follow in the footsteps of Henry II as he
made his walk into Canterbury as penance for the death
of Beckett. The route passes through the Iron-Age hill
fort at Bigbury where Cæser fought the Belgæ in
54 BC. There is chance to visit Leeds castle, considered to one of the most beautiful moated castles in England and explore Rochester Castle and the ruins of Thurnham castle.
This is a six day holiday (inc' arrival and departure days with five night's accommodation and 4 full days of walking
packed with history on each day of the walk. This is
the ideal holiday for those who wish to proceed at
their own pace and start at a date and time of their
own choice. Whether you take a self-led tour or a guided
tour, your Walk Awhile Tracker will help you get the
most out of your walk.
Self Led Tours
You will be met by a qualified tracker each
day, who will take care of your luggage and take you
to your first night's accommodation.
The tracker will issue you with maps and an itinerary
for your holiday, along with useful tips on how to
get the most from each day's journey. While you proceed
through the countryside along the Pilgrims Way, staff
will take your luggage to your next accommodation stop.
Quality Local Inn and Guest House Accommodation:
We have gone out of our way to make sure that all the
Inns and Guest Houses we use welcomes walkers.
You will find them to be friendly, with good cooking
and comfortable bedrooms. Accommodation is
located near to places of interest along the route
and within walking distance of restaurants and public
houses. All bookings include breakfast and a packed
lunch. Your luggage will be transported by a tracker
to your next destination.
These have been designed specifically for those wishing to undertake the whole Pilgrims' Way between Winchester and Canterbury, which is 130 miles over 14 days. Unlike the main self-led and guided Walk Awhile holidays, Trekker options simply arrange the basics for you including all accommodation, breakfast and luggage transfer each day - and we are at the end of the phone should you have problems. The basic trekker option (£935 per person) is weighted towards B&B accommdation along the trail and the trekker plus option (£1165 per person)
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