Rural Kent for 2017
This is a seven day, six night circular self-led or guided walking holiday, with 5 full days of walking
starting and finishing at the cathedral city of Canterbury Kent. On leaving Canterbury,
the walk winds its way through the Garden of England and into the Kent Down's Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
We also offer a 3 day, 2 night self-led or guided break, staying in the historic city of Canterbury with 2 days walking.
|Total Days *
||Self-led £741-00** available all
||Guided £1103-00 *** available all
||Self-led £322.00** available all year
||Guided £471.00*** available all year
days include arrival and departure days.
** Price per person based on two people sharing
- £28-00 single person's supplement per night
*** Guided tour price with minimum of 2 persons – single
person’s Guided supplement is £362-00 for 5 walking days; £149 for 2 walking days. **** Each additional non-walking day for two people sharing (or single room) £123-00.
walking holiday in Kent has been designed to help you discover the true heart
of Kent, its countryside, history and local crafts. Special attention is paid
to the counties orchards, vineyards and hop-gardens. This circular walking holiday
detours off to find the nooks and crannies of the county seldom visited by tourists
or the casual traveller or walker. You are invited into the rural heart of Kent
and its fascinating backwaters
St Ethelburga's Well, Lyminge
arrival at Canterbury, you will be met by a Walk Awhile tracker and taken to your
first night’s accommodation close to the cathedral and the ancient city of
Canterbury. The first afternoon allows time to explore historic Canterbury and
visit the shrine of Thomas à Beckett.
walk leaves Canterbury following the footsteps of the Pilgrims, to the Kent coast.
The journey crosses Watling Street at Bridge (with connections to Ian Fleming) into the chalk down-lands of the
Elham valley, passing Oswalds House where Joseph Conrad lived and died.
the walk follows the course of the Nailbourne it passes through the
picturesque villages of Elham and Lyminge, which provide rest breaks in
the journey through the Elham valley. Leaving the white cliffs of Dover
behind as it follows the North Downs, the route passes through the
village of Postling where Conrad wrote Lord Jim and explores some of
the most scenic areas of the Kent Down's Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty (AONB) until the beautiful market town of Wye is reached.
Wye, the walk strikes north through the 5,000 acre Kings Wood to Godmersham Park,
where Jane Austen frequently visited her brother Edward. It passes through Chilham,' Kent’s prettiest village'
with its castle and square surrounded by timber framed houses, and ambles along
the banks of the Great Stour. The walk ends in Canterbury where the final night’s
accommodation awaits at the end of your walking holiday.