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Folkestone - Hythe To Canterbury

39 km / 24 miles

Kent
In medieval times when Hythe was a Cinque port, European Pilgrims walked or rode from here along the Roman Road - Stone Street - to Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury. This 24 mile pilgrim's walk traverses the landscape they passed through, passing several historical churches in the quiet Kent countryside. The route passes Saltwood Castle where four knights set off to do their mistaken dead and see the finest ossary in England. The walk has been extended along the coastline to include Folkestone, where the first English nunnery was established in the 7th century, It is a pilgrimage of quiet solitude giving time for reflection, meditation and enjoying the beauty of nature.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Easy; Coastal; Pilgrimage; Religious
Start
TR220362 - Central Station, Folkestone, Kent
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Finish
TR145583 - Canterbury West Station, Kent
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Folkestone - Hythe To Canterbury (John Merrill Foundation - 2009)

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Crete Down  (bookable online)
2 Km
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Best Western Clifton Hotel  (bookable online)
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2 Km
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Bridge Cottage Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
19 Km
Self-catering
Shaws Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
21 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
22 Km
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Howfield Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
37 Km
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Clare Ellen Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
37 Km
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Carena House  (bookable online)
1 Km
37 Km
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Castle House  (bookable online)
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37 Km
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37 Km
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Cathedral Gate  (bookable online)
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38 Km
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Cathedral Mews  (bookable online)
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38 Km
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The Pilgrims Canterbury  (bookable online)
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38 Km
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The Falstaff Hotel  (bookable online)
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39 Km
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House Of Agnes  (bookable online)
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39 Km
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Yorke Lodge  (bookable online)
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39 Km
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Canterbury Lodge  (bookable online)
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39 Km
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The Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
39 Km
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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury  (bookable online)
4 Km
39 Km
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Harriet House B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
39 Km
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Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
1 Km
39 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
1 Km
39 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
1 Km
39 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
1 Km
39 Km

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Route Profile:

38.0 Km (23.6 miles)
484 m (1,588 ft) ascent
183 m (600 ft)  maximum height