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Come out of hibernation this New Year for a very special one-day modern pilgrimage from Folkestone to Dover along a stunning section of the Kent Downs AONB Pilgrims’ Way for up to twenty women and men of any or no faith.

  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 10am - 4pm
  • £40
  • Folkestone

Supporting the Jo Cox Great Winter Get Together to build connection in the lonely indoor months of winter.


Date: Saturday 14th January

Description: 1-day pilgrimage walk starting 10am, concluding around 4pm.

Distance: About 9.5 miles, 15km

Pace: Moderate but with two tough climbs and steep cliff drops (with guard rails where close to the edge), so good fitness required. Pace around 2.5 miles per hour.

Price: £40 per person

*Please bring your own lunch and drink. Refreshments available at Battle of Britain Memorial

Deposit: Pay on booking 48 hours before event.

What’s included:

  • Guided walk

  • Pilgrim candle and scrip

  • Guided tours of St Peter’s and Dover Museum Pilgrim Exhibition

  • Battle of Britain site

* Please note that access will depend on volunteer availability and our time of arrival

Travelling to the start:

By car: The sat-nav postcode for Folkestone Central station is CT19 5HD. Parking is available nearby.

By train: The nearest main station is Folkestone Central. This is a linear walk where we return from Dover Priory, so for best value, we recommend booking your return ticket to Dover Priory.

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