Heading across the south of England's North Downs and folling the footsteps of the pilgrims of years gone by, the North Downs Way makes its way from Farnham in Surrey all the way to Dover in Kent.
Its 150 mile journey passes along old tracks, through woodland and across chalky downsland. The North Downs Way is also the only National Trail to have two substantial options for reaching the end point.
I walked the North Downs Way between August 2011 and September 2012, with a few sections a few years earlier. And the tale goes a little something like this...
Published 8 January 2013
What does an unemployed person do to relax whilst jobseeking? Why, a National Trail of course!
Published 10 January 2013
Busy roads are left behind as the North Downs Way makes its way past pubs and over golf courses to the fleshpots of Guildford.
Published 14 January 2013
Woodland and a vineyard on day two of the North Downs Way.
Published 18 January 2013
Forts, memorials to horses and a job offer. It’s all go on the North Downs Way.
Published 23 January 2013
Over 20 miles of roads and motorways. Perhaps not the North Downs Way’s greatest point.
Published 30 January 2013
There’s some respite from the motorways as the North Downs Way makes its way along never ending tree lined tracks before it prepares to cross the River Medway.
Published 6 February 2013
Many bridges, history and a pool table repair specialist. Oh and more flytipping. For shame.
Published 13 February 2013
Muddy tracks, various lanes, a giant chalk cross, a pilgrim hogging a bench and a decision to be made.
Published 18 February 2013
A decision is made and the Garden of England lives up to its name.
Published 22 February 2013
It’s the home straight as the North Downs Way arrives at the sea.
Published 25 February 2013
Just because you’ve got the end, doesn’t mean a walk is over. Not with the North Downs Way having a southern route anyway.
Published 28 February 2013
Heading in to Dover for the second time, via Folkestone and the remnants of war.
Published 7 March 2013
With excellent transport links to London across most of its course, the North Downs Way is a walk with plenty of options.
Published 6 March 2013
From Surrey to Kent; Farnham to Dover. This is the North Downs Way.
Published 10 April 2013
Just what does the Pilgrim’s Way mean to me?
Published 23 October 2013
Let us show you the North Downs Way. In video form. What to see, what to expect, what you’ll find.