The North Downs Way

The North Downs Way National Trail, the premier route in the South East, runs for 153 miles through the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Much of the trail follows the Pilgrims Way: the legendary route used by pilgrims on their way from Winchester to Canterbury to pray at the shrine of St Thomas Becket.

Modern day pilgrims who walk the route enjoy some of the finest scenery in east England. The route takes the traveller through a rich tapestry

 of heritage and history. Along the route, the trail passes three cathedrals, castles, palaces, stately homes, ancient sites and endless defensive fortifications.Much of the trail follows the Pilgrims Way: the legendary route used by pilgrims on their way from Winchester to Canterbury to pray at the shrine of St Thomas Becket.