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The Via Francigena 10 mile women’s pilgrimage

Event details

Web Page
hopewalking.co.uk/via-francigena-10mile
Description
On our 10 mile one-day walk for women of any or no faith, we will make a modern-day pilgrimage along the famous Via Francigena or “Way that comes from France”, setting our intentions and walking with purpose. We journey from Shepherdswell on the North Downs Pilgrim Way to Canterbury- considered the heart of Christianity in Britain, visiting all three of the Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are rail stations at both start and end points. It’s a journey of purpose, an opportunity to reflect and enjoy the soothing rhythm of walking in nature with your pilgrim companions, through the beautiful Kent countryside. You will learn about nature, history and get chance to experience some optional pilgrim practices along the way. Our pilgrimage may also be an emotional journey to connect deeply with yourself, others and the natural world. You might want to do this walk for yourself- thinking of something you wish to give up, bring into your life or an issue you seek a solution to? You might want to remember a loved one? Whatever your reason, your guide Faye has discovered the healing power of walking through loss and trauma and looks forward to hearing your story, should you wish to tell it.
Start Date
29/05/2022
End Date
29/05/2022
Start location
Address Line 1
Shepherdswell Railway Station
City
Dover
Postcode
CT15 7PD
End location
Address Line 1
Canterbury Cathedral
Address Line 2
Christchurch Gate, The Precincts
Town
Canterbury
City
Canterbury
Postcode
CT1 2EH
Area
South West England
Travel Advice
Travelling to the route start: We always recommend the greenest option of public transport where possible. By train: Shepherdswell Station is on the Dover branch of the Chatham Main Line to London Victoria. The nearest main stations are Canterbury Return from Canterbury West from which Southeastern operate a high-speed train from St Pancras in just 51 minutes. Canterbury East from London Victoria is only a five-minute walk from Canterbury city centre. We meet at 10am at Shepherdswell Station. We conclude by 5pm at Canterbury Cathedral. By car: Shepherdswell Station postcode CT15 7PD. Return by train is 17 minutes from Canterbury East.
What To Bring
Suitable clothing, footwear, packed lunch, snacks and sufficient water.
Distance
11 miles
Maximum Size Of Group
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Suitability
Price
£60.00

Organising company

Organising Company Name
Hope Walking
Telephone
+447985038265
Website
hopewalking.co.uk
Email
hopewalkingjourneys@gmail.com
Address Line 1
Ground Floor Flat
Address Line 2
7 Victoria Road
Town
Deal
City
Deal
Postcode
CT14 7AS

Primary contact

Name
Faye Smith
Telephone
+447985038265
Email
hopewalkingjourneys@gmail.com
Position
Founder and guide