Join us on a Long Distance Trail of 153 miles From Farnham to Dover
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Farnham to Guildford
Additional option of staying in a woodland campsite on the North Downs Way in Guildford (between section 1 & 2).
Guildford to Dorking
Dorking to Merstham
Option of staying of camping in a hall between sections 3 & 4 in Merstham Scout Hall.
This booking includes baggage transfer, air mattress hire, and breakfast.
Merstham to Oxted
Oxted to Otford
Otford to Cuxton
Cuxton to Detling
Detling to Lenham
Lenham to Wye
Wye to Canterbury
Canterbury to Shepherdswell
Shepherdswell to Dover
The North Downs Way is a scenic long distance trail and National footpath in south-eastern England, offers hikers and nature enthusiasts a remarkable journey through some of the country's most beautiful landscapes. Stretching for approximately 153 miles (246 kilometres), the trail follows the crest of the North Downs, a ridge of chalk hills that runs from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent. This ancient trail is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a gateway to history, culture, and natural beauty.
The North Downs Way has a rich history that dates back centuries. It follows ancient tracks and pathways that were once used by traders, pilgrims, and shepherds. Some parts of the trail even date back to prehistoric times when it served as a route for early human migrations. As you walk along this path, you can't help but feel a deep connection to the generations that have travelled these hills before you.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the North Downs Way is its diverse landscapes. The trail meanders through a variety of natural settings, including lush woodlands, open fields, rolling hills, and dramatic chalk escarpments. Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque villages, historic sites, and breath-taking viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside.
Boots On Adventures are proud to be North Downs Way Ambassadors
Flora and Fauna
The North Downs Way Long Distance Trail is a haven for wildlife and wildflowers. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting various species of birds, while nature enthusiasts can marvel at the vibrant wildflowers that adorn the trail during spring and summer. The chalky soil of the Downs provides a unique habitat for rare and beautiful flora.
The trail is dotted with historic landmarks and sites that tell the story of England's past. You can explore ancient churches, medieval castles, and remnants of Roman roads. One notable stop is the iconic Dover Castle, perched high on the White Cliffs of Dover, offering a glimpse into the nation's military history.
Whether you're seeking a long-distance hike, a weekend escape into nature, or a historical adventure, the North Downs Way Long Distance Trail offers it all. It's a journey that immerses you in the heart of England's countryside, connecting you with its rich history, diverse landscapes, and welcoming communities. Walking the North Downs Way is an experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound appreciation for the beauty of this corner of England.
Farnham to Guidford
Guidford to Dorking
Dorking to Merstham
Merstham - Oxted
Oxted - Otford
Otford - Cuxton