Take a modern day pilgrimage
The North Downs Way National Trail is one of England's most accessible trails and, along its entire route, offers walkers, runners, explorers and adventurers 153 miles (246 km) of breathtaking scenery, traditional rural villages and open countryside, together with a variety of cultural and historical experiences along the trail. In White Cliffs Country, a section of the North Downs Way follows the Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrims' route that weaves from Canterbury Cathedral all the way to Rome.
Easily accessible from London, the North Downs Way stretches from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover. The trail passes through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in White Cliffs Country and along the top of White Cliffs Country's world-famous White Cliffs of Dover. Find out more about the North Downs Way and the history, art and nature that you'll discover when you explore the National Trail - whether you walk the trail, run the route or however you decide to experience it.