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Augustine Camino

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Kent, Medway
The Augustine Camino links the Cathedral cities of Rochester and Canterbury with Puginís gothic masterpiece, the church of St Augustine at Ramsgate. Along the way pilgrims have the chance to stay in a medieval priory, attend Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral, visit Minster Abbey and enjoy the many lovely villages and churches along the route, while completing a pilgrimage to the birthplace of English Christianity.

A thousand years ago the Pilgrims' Way led to the Shrine of St Augustine in Canterbury. He was widely revered as the Apostle who brought Christianity to the English and as founder of the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Rochester and London (St Paulís). As well as being the first Archbishop of Canterbury he was a monk who built the first English monastery. During the Reformation the Shrine of St Augustine was destroyed and the rich medieval tradition of pilgrimage largely died out.

Recently there has been renewed interest in pilgrimage as evidenced by more than 200,000 pilgrims who complete the ďCaminoĒ to the Shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain each year. Most walk and around 7,000 are from Britain.

This Camino has been designed with the modern traveller in mind. The whole route can be completed in a week, averaging ten miles a day, leaving lots of time for sight seeing, meeting fellow travellers and quiet contemplation. Alternatively the route divides into day walks which are all accessible by public transport. There are route descriptions, maps, and useful services, including baggage transport and group arrangements, on the website below.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Average Gradients; Pilgrimage; Religious
Start
TQ741686 - Rochester Cathedral, Medway
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Finish
TR376643 - St Augustine, Ramsgate, Kent
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Open Date
2017

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook
Augustine Camino (Andrew and Paula Kelly - 2018)
Website
http://augustinecamino.co.uk/ (Andrew and Paula Kelly - 2017)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Chestnuts B&B  (bookable online)
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4 Km
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Detling Coachhouse B & B  (bookable online)
1 Km
21 Km
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Detling Coach House  (bookable online)
1 Km
21 Km
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The Woolpack Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
61 Km
Self-catering
Monckton Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
61 Km
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Howfield Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
64 Km
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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury  (bookable online)
1 Km
66 Km
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Carena House  (bookable online)
1 Km
69 Km
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The Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
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69 Km
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Canterbury Lodge  (bookable online)
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69 Km
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Yorke Lodge  (bookable online)
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69 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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House Of Agnes  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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The Falstaff Hotel  (bookable online)
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Harriet House B&B  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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The Pilgrims Canterbury  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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Cathedral Mews  (bookable online)
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70 Km
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Castle House  (bookable online)
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Clare Ellen Guest House  (bookable online)
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Cathedral Gate  (bookable online)
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71 Km
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71 Km
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Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
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72 Km
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The Evenhill  (bookable online)
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77 Km
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Canterbury Cottages  (bookable online)
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80 Km
Other
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84 Km
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Royal Harbour Hotel  (bookable online)
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100 Km
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Torwood House  (bookable online)
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Copperfields Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
100 Km
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East Horndon  (bookable online)
4 Km
100 Km
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The Devonhurst  (bookable online)
4 Km
100 Km

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Route Profile:

100.1 Km (62.2 miles)
1,206 m (3,957 ft) ascent
193 m (633 ft)  maximum height