North Downs Way

Description

  1. Name North Downs Way
  2. Length of trail 246 km, 153 miles
  3. Length in days 12 days
  4. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

North Downs Way153 miles, 246 km, 12 days

National Trail

Hiking the North Downs Way you can feel all alone. This chain of limestone hills is never far from the larger population centers in Kent, eastern England. But walking these wooded hills, you will enjoy a serene peace that you would rather expect in sparsely populated areas far north.

The special limestone grasslands on these soils are rich in flowers and insects. There is much variation in forest types. In the valleys lie the villages and the odd buildings which is so special about the English.

The North Downs start at the coast, at Dover. From the white cliffs, the hills stretch eastward, south from London. The 153 miles, 246 km long path starts with a circular leg, near Dover, allowing you to visit Canterbury. The southern semi-circle runs close to the coastline, so you can enjoy the sea for a day or two.

The North Downs Way has the status of National Trail, which adds to its popularity. This, in its turn, has a positive effect on the availability of accommodation.

Select some tracks
North Downs Way
.North Downs Way (Western), 17km
.North Downs Way (Eastern), 185km
.North Downs Way (Canterbury loop), 52km
North Downs Way Link Path, 1.1km
Southwark Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral
.Sk2Cy - a Southwark Cathedral to Otford, 37km
.Sk2Cy - b Oftord to Canterbury Cathedral, 95km

Map

North Downs Way

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dorking, Reigate, Crawley & Horsham OS Landranger Active Map 187 (waterproof)
  • Dorking and Reigate area, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 187 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea OS Landranger Map 178 (paper)
  • Thames Estuary with Rochester and Southend-on-Sea, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-Distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 178 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Kent - Outstanding Circular Walks
  • Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims` Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and coast... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Kent
  • Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and coast... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Kent
  • Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and coast... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 08 Pathfinder Guides Kent | Ordnance Survey
  • Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims` Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and coast... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ashford, Romney Marsh, Rye & Folkestone OS Landranger Map 189 (paper)
  • Ashford and Romney Marsh area, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E9 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 189 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map,... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • The North Downs Way National Trail is a 130 mile (208km) between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast. The route is described in 11 day stages from west to east with an optional detour via Canterbury. Step-by-step route descriptions are fully illustrated with colour photographs and extracts from OS... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • The North Downs Way National Trail is a 130 mile (208km) between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast. The route is described in 11 day stages from west to east with an optional detour via Canterbury. Step-by-step route descriptions are fully illustrated with colour photographs and extracts from OS... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The North Downs Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • North Downs Way Map Booklet
  • This map booklet contains all the mapping you need to complete the 130 mile (208km) North Downs Way National Trail between Farnham and Dover. One of the easier National Trails, it can be comfortably walked in 11-12 days and includes an optional visit to Canterbury NOTE An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The North Downs Way - describes the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • North Downs Way Map Booklet
  • This map booklet contains all the mapping you need to complete the 130 mile (208km) North Downs Way National Trail between Farnham and Dover. One of the easier National Trails, it can be comfortably walked in 11-12 days and includes an optional visit to Canterbury NOTE An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The North Downs Way - describes the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids - Reisgids Walking the North Downs Way Map Booklet | Cicerone
  • Map of the 130-mile (208km) North Downs Way National Trail, between Farnham and Dover, including an optional visit to Canterbury. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. One of the easier National Trails, it can be comfortably walked in 11-12 days. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • North Downs Way: National Trail Guide
  • North Downs Way, a 245-km/153 mile route from Farnham in Surrey to Dover in Kent via Canterbury or via Folkestone, in a series of walking guides to the National Trails in England and Wales with colour extracts from the Ordnance Survey`s Explorer series at 1:25,000 showing points along the route cross-referenced to the text. The maps also... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • North Downs Way
  • The official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Walk Unlimited. Whether you're an experienced long distance walker or a weekend stroller, this is the only companion you need. The North Downs Way is the National Trail that follows the official acorn waymarks from Farnham to the coast at Dover. This picturesque... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • North Downs Way
  • The official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Walk Unlimited. Whether you're an experienced long distance walker or a weekend stroller, this is the only companion you need. The North Downs Way is the National Trail that follows the official acorn waymarks from Farnham to the coast at Dover. This picturesque... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Walking in Kent
  • Walking in Kent describes 40 circular day walks in the Garden of England. This guidebook includes routes ranging from 5 to 9 miles in west Kent and The Weald and north and east Kent. Encompassing woodland walks, clifftop paths and riverside rambles, there is something for everyone, from family strollers and determined ramblers. No specialised... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Walking in Kent
  • Walking in Kent describes 40 circular day walks in the Garden of England. This guidebook includes routes ranging from 5 to 9 miles in west Kent and The Weald and north and east Kent. Encompassing woodland walks, clifftop paths and riverside rambles, there is something for everyone, from family strollers and determined ramblers. No specialised... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Walking in Kent | Cicerone
  • A guidebook describing 40 walks in the county of Kent. Covering west Kent and The Weald and north and east Kent, including the Kent Downs and the Greensand Hills. Walks of 5 to 9 miles explore rivers and coastline, beautiful countryside and historic villages. With outlines of 11 longer walks ranging from 15 to 163 miles. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dorking, Reigate, Crawley & Horsham OS Landranger Map 187 (paper)
  • Dorking and Reigate area, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 187 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Surrey Hills A Dog Walker's Guide (20 Dog Walks)
  • This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. These routes, covering every corner of the Surrey Hills, will allow you to explore somewhere new, safe in the knowledge that the surroundings will be suitable for your dog. The hills stretch from the... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Surrey Hills A Dog Walker's Guide (20 Dog Walks)
  • This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. These routes, covering every corner of the Surrey Hills, will allow you to explore somewhere new, safe in the knowledge that the surroundings will be suitable for your dog. The hills stretch from the... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path Adventure Map - Minehead to Brean Down
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Minehead to Brean Down Adventure Map covers a 58 mile (93km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Downs Way A-Z Adventure Atlas
  • North Downs Way Adventure Atlas at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The route from Farnham to Dover is presented with the alternative final sections, either via Canterbury or via Folkestone. To see other titles in this series... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart North Downs Way | Harvey Maps
  • The whole of the North Downs Way, a 246km / 153 miles National Trail between Dover and Farnham, on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services presenting the route accompanied by extensive additional tourist information. This new edition published in autumn 2013 replaces the publishers Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path - Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path, it... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • England Coast Path Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Folkestone to Ramsgate Adventure Map section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast. More than just a path,... Read more
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