Pilgrims Way
Walking Holiday in
Southern England
Winchester via Rochester
to Canterbury

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Pilgrims Way
Walking Holiday
(A Pilgrimage walking holiday)
in Southern England
from Winchester to Canterbury
via Alton, Guildford, and Rochester.

We offer itineraries that cover the 146 miles of The Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury via Rochester. This route follows the original Pilgrims Way used by travellers from the west of England and visitors from the continent who had arrived at Southampton or Portsmouth. This is a popular walking tour, so we have carefully selected comfortable accommodation to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. 
You can walk this hiking tour over 14 days at about 10 miles per day, or split the route into 2 sections.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

The Pilgrims Way
(West to East complete route)
from Winchester to Canterbury
16 Day Itinerary
14 days walking and 15 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Winchester
Optional Day: extra day in Winchester
Day 2: Winchester to Alresford                9 miles
Day 3: Alresford to Alton                         12 miles
Day 4: Alton to Farnham                            9 miles
Day 5: Farnham to Guildford                    11 miles
Day 6: Guildford to West Humble            14 miles
Day 7: West Humble to Reigate                11 miles
Day 8: Reigate to Tatsfield/Oxted          11 miles
Day 9: Tatsfield/Oxted to Dunton Green 10 miles
Day 10: Dunton Green to Birling               13 miles
Day 11: Birling to Rochester                    7 miles
Day 12: Rochester to Aylesford               9 miles
Day 13: Aylesford to Harrietsham           11 miles
Day 14: Harrietsham to Boughton Lees     11 miles
Day 15: Boughton Lees to Canterbury       13 miles
Optional Day: extra day in Canterbury
Day 16: Depart after breakfast

£1,425pp
dbl/twin

£1,785pp
single occ

£2,085pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
146 miles/234 kms
Min/max daily distance:
6/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Winchester Cathedral
Jane Austin’s House
Farnham Castle
Rochester Cathedral
Aylesford Priory
Leeds Castle
Canterbury Cathedral
This route connects with:
South Downs Way
Clarendon Way
and closely follows the route of the North Downs Way

The Pilgrims Way
(West Section)
from Winchester to Oxted
9 Day Itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Winchester
Optional Day: extra day in Winchester
Day 2: Winchester to Alresford                9 miles
Day 3: Alresford to Alton                         12 miles
Day 4: Alton to Farnham                            9 miles
Day 5: Farnham to Guildford                    11 miles
Day 6: Guildford to West Humble            13 miles
Day 7: West Humble to Reigate                8 miles
Day 8: Reigate to Tatsfield/Oxted          11 miles
Day 9: depart after breakfast

£760pp
dbl/twin

£952pp
single occ

£1,112pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
72 miles/115 kms
Min/max daily distance:
8/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Winchester Cathedral
Jane Austin’s House
Farnham Castle
This route connects with:
South Downs Way
Clarendon Way
and closely follows the route of the North Downs Way

The Pilgrims Way
(East Section)
from Oxted to Canterbury
9 Day Itinerary
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Tatsfield/Oxted
Day 2: Tatsfield/Oxted to Dunton Green 10 miles
Day 3: Dunton Green to Birling              13 miles
Day 4: Birling to Rochester                    7 miles
Day 5: Rochester to Aylesford               9 miles
Day 6: Aylesford to Harrietsham           11 miles
Day 7: Harrietsham Boughton Lees         11 miles
Day 8: Boughton Lees to Canterbury      13 miles
Optional Day: extra day in Canterbury
Day 9: Depart after breakfast

£760pp
dbl/twin

£952pp
single occ

£1,112pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
75 miles/120 kms
Min/max daily distance:
6/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Rochester Cathedral
Aylesford Priory
Leeds Castle
Canterbury Cathedral
This route connects with:
Pilgrims Way closely follows the route of the North Downs Way

What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
in South England on
The Pilgrims Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to The Pilgrims Way Guide Book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
in South England on
The Pilgrims Way

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
in South England on
The Pilgrims Way

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane  to London, Gatwick, Bournemouth or Southampton where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to Winchester or Oxted where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Winchester or Oxted

 

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