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13 November, 2022

10.5km walk - King's Wood with a view of Canterbury Cathedral from North Downs Way

The latest 9km by 9am walk takes us to the North Downs Way, which stretches from Farnham in Surrey to Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent.

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The Trail passes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs. Take a look at Nigel's experience on this trail near Canterbury and add it to your list of walks to complete in 2022 / 2023!

FIRST VIEW OF CANTERBURY FROM NORTH DOWNS WAY! 

This 10.5KM walk starts and finishes at the King's Wood Car Park near the village of Challock in Kent.

Managed by the Forestry Commisson, King’s Wood is a 1500-acre historic royal hunting forest, which still boast a large herd of fallow deer that run free there.

King's Wood lies within the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and offers a mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland for you to enjoy.

Some of the wood's highlights include the sweet chestnut coppice and beech woodland with stunning displays of bluebells in the spring.

The walk took me through the wood and onto the North Downs Way, with a view of Canterbury an its cathedral - albeit some 8 or so miles away in the distance.

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site.

The Cathedral’s history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or ‘Cathedra’) in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

PARKING: For over 100 cars at King's Wood main car park.

WALK ELEVATION: 130 Metres

DATE OF WALK: 06.23 – 09.08, 5 November 2022


VIEW OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL FROM NORTH DOWNS WAY!


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