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Pilgrim taster walks galore at the Kent Pilgrims Festival!

August 1, 2022

The Kent Pilgrims Festival offers plenty of tasters  in this beautiful county for the walking pilgrim. There is something for everyone, from the 31km Via Francigena Canterbury to Dover to a fully-accessible walk for unpaid carers and those they care for.

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21 September: Ashford’s Old Way. Appledore to Lympne and beyond, a self-guided walk using a guide created for the Kent Pilgrims Festival.

21 September: Ashford to Wye, a traditional self-guided pilgrimage along a new route created for the Festival.

21 September: A Pilgrims Way for Carers. Unpaid carers and those they care for are invited to a free walk, talk and lunch in the grounds of Godinton House. Fully wheelchair accessible, and there will be a Mobiloo.

22 September: Women to Womenswold. A gentle half-day walk led by Faye Smith, for women coping with loss.

23 September: History Hike from Wye to Chilham. Become a pilgrim on this eight-mile history walk.

23 September: The Pilgrimage of the Chough. A two-day journey of transformation through Kent with the British Pilgrimage Trust exploring Thomas Becket and his emblem, the chough.

23 September: Fit for Business. A Net-Walk workshop for women who work for themselves and care about their wellbeing.

24 September: History hike (nine miles) from Chilham to Canterbury.

24 September: Thomas Becket Churches tour. A two-hour guided walk round Canterbury with Dr Andrew Kelly, visiting churches associated with Thomas Becket.

24-25 September: Dover’s family-friendly Pilgrim Trail. Follow in the footsteps of Dover’s medieval pilgrims, and explore historic sites around the town.

25 September: Chilham to Canterbury, a guided walk along the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims Way.

25 September: The Medieval World of the Houghams, a 10km (six mile) circular walk round historic sites west of Dover.

25 September: the Via Francigena Challenge. A one-day walking challenge for adventurous women of any or no faith along the historic Via Francigena from Canterbury to Dover.