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
  • Canterbury, East Kent, Dover & Margate OS Landranger Map 179 (paper)
  • Eastern Kent with Canterbury, Dover and Margate, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E2 and E9 European Long-Distance Paths, on a paper version of map No. 179 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
  • Aldershot, Guildford, Camberley & Haslemere OS Landranger Map 186 (paper)
  • Aldershot and Guildford area, including the northern part of the South Downs National Park and a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 186 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE... Read more
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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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
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
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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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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
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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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Maps

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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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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
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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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