London to Canterbury Route
This CPR draft route is based on a route conceived by Brian Mooney and Carlo Laurenzi, and tested over many days during lockdown in 2021. It follow existing and well waymarked routes as far as possible. It is likely that revisions will be suggested and implemented over the coming years, as with many of the preceding walking routes. For example, once the bridge over the Darent, close to Dartford is completed, the route will be amended to cut out a long detour.
A final version of the guide is expected in 2023, and will provide more options and variants, whether following the North Downs Way from Otford all the way to Canterbury or sticking to the valley route along the Pilgrims Way. We believe our recommended route makes more sense for the long-distance walker, especially one carrying a heavy backpack.
You can download the full guide below, as well as the gpx file.