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London to Canterbury: Exploring the Pilgrims Route

109 km / 68 miles

Gtr London, Kent
A pilgrimage route from Westminster Abbey to Canterbury Cathedral. This is one of a series of Pilgrim walks devised by John Merrill and visits many religious and historical sites. Inevitably the traditional pilgrims route is now a busy modern transport corridor and this pedestrian route involves substantial road-walking, much on or near the busy A2, but with some quiet byways. After crossing Southwark Bridge, the route follows the Thames, then visits Greenwich Park, heading out through the suburbs to Gravesend and onward to the Medway towns, where the Saxon Shore is briefly followed, continuing via Faversham to reach Canterbury Cathedral, location of the Shrine to Thomas Becket. The route links two World Heritage Sites: London's Westminster Abbey (part of the London Site) and the Canterbury Site (Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church), while visiting a third, Maritime Greenwich, and passing close to a fourth, the Tower of London.


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Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Attributes
Anytime Challenges; Easy; Urban; World Heritage Site; Pilgrimage
Start
TQ300795 - Westminster Abbey, Gtr London
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Finish
TR150578 - Canterbury Catherdral, Canterbury, Kent
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Open Date
2009

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Booklet
London to Canterbury: Exploring the Pilgrims Route (John Merrill Foundation - 2009)

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Best Western Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
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Chestnuts B&B  (bookable online)
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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury  (bookable online)
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Howfield Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

110.1 Km (68.4 miles)
1,205 m (3,953 ft) ascent
127 m (417 ft)  maximum height