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 visit Leeds Castle, once the home
of Catherine of Aragon, and famed as 'the most beautiful castle in
England'. Nearing Canterbury you will walk through Godmersham,
where Jane Austen frequently visited her brother, Edward. You
will pass through the picturesque hamlet of Harbledown, mentioned in
Chaucer’s 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.
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, the Trekker option 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 need advice. The trekker
plus option is £1423 per person)
online or call 01227 752762