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Old Way

Brighton & Hove, E Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Southampton, W Sussex

The Old Way to Canterbury is a lost pilgrimage route, rediscovered from Britain’s oldest road map – the Gough map, dated c. 1360. For over two centuries, this was the most accurate map of Britain. Other contemporary maps had Jerusalem at the centre, with Britain as an amorphous lump on the edge of the world, marked with one or two towns only. The Gough map, by comparison, is remarkably accurate. It is the oldest map of Britain that shows overland routes – thin red lines like the Great North Road (the A1). But in nearly 3000 miles of roads, the Gough map only shows one path to Canterbury. And it is not the one you might think.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Coastal
Pilgrimage
Religious
Start: SU426116 - Southampton, Southampton View on StreetMap
Finish: TR346624 - Shell Ness, Sandwich, Kent View on StreetMap
Web Sites: The Old Way

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 179, 189, 196, 197, 198, 199
OS Landranger Active 179, 189, 196, 197, 198, 199
OS Explorer 3, 8, 10, 11, 22, 25, 29, 124, 125, 137, 138, 150
OS Explorer Active 3, 8, 10, 11, 22, 25, 29, 124, 125, 137, 138, 150

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Walcot Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
12 Km
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Willowbrook Riding Centre  (bookable online)
2 Km
67 Km
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The Dairy Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
68 Km
B & B Accommodation
82 Fishbourne  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
74 Km
Self-catering
Quay Quarters  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
76 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
81 Km
Self-catering
Rubens Barn  (bookable online)
3 Km
92 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
94 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
95 Km
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1 The Laurels  (bookable online)
5 Km
143 Km
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The Shelleys  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
176 Km
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Deans Place Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
197 Km
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The Langtons Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
214 Km
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Beamsley Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
214 Km
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Ebor Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
214 Km
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Bay Lodge Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
214 Km
B & B Accommodation
Longleys Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
221 Km
B & B Accommodation
Waterside Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
305 Km
Self-catering
Shaws Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
322 Km
Other
Great Field Farm B&B  (bookable online)
3 Km
322 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
325 Km
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The Evenhill  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
347 Km
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< 1 Km
356 Km
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Cathedral Gate  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
357 Km
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The Pilgrims Canterbury  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
357 Km
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The Falstaff Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
357 Km
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House Of Agnes  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
357 Km
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Castle House  (bookable online)
1 Km
357 Km
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Harriet House B&B  (bookable online)
1 Km
357 Km
B & B Accommodation
Canterbury Lodge  (bookable online)
1 Km
357 Km
B & B Accommodation
Clare Ellen Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
357 Km
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The Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
357 Km
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Carena House  (bookable online)
2 Km
357 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
2 Km
357 Km
Other
University of Kent  (bookable online)
2 Km
357 Km
Hotels
Howfield Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
357 Km
Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Canterbury  (bookable online)
5 Km
357 Km
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< 1 Km
357 Km
Other
1 Km
371 Km
Self-catering
Canterbury Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
372 Km
B & B Accommodation
Solley Farm House  (bookable online)
2 Km
386 Km
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Royal Harbour Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
393 Km

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GPX Route File
Old Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

392.7 Km (244.0 miles)
5,837 m (19,150 ft) ascent
236 m (774 ft)  maximum height

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