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The North Downs Way National Trail covers a total of 153 miles of outstanding natural beauty. The route starts in Farnham and finishing in the historic town of Dover. On every section of this awe-inspiring route, expect to see amazing views, an abundance of flora and fauna and history spanning from the Neolithic times. Part 12 Shepherdswell to Dover

  • 13 Oct 2024
  • 8:30am start
  • £5
  • Shepherdswell

The 12th and final leg of the North Downs Way Adventure starts in the small but endearing village of Shepherdswell or Siberstwold. This part of the trail (including section 11) follows the trail of the Via Franchigena pilgrims trail which winds its way through Europe to and on to Rome. It also follows the trail that William the Conqueror as he fortified Dover, Canterbury and Rochester. His brother Odo also helped carve this area which we will see evidence of as we pass the Coldred Court Farm. Our trail finishes on Dover seafront. Dover is one of England’s main shipping ports which provides great views of France on a clear day as well as majestic views of Dover Castle

For those wishing to stay over and complete both sections 11 and 12, there will be an option of Champing in Womenswold.  Womenswold (see separate booking on Boots On Adventure website) is approximately 5km from Shepherdswell.

As you book onto this walk you will be giving the option to join our WhatsApp lift share group to allow us to lift share between stops.

There are trains between Dover priory and Shepherdswell station which take approximately 15 minutes. Dover Priority station is around 10minutes walk from our finishing point. We will be stopping for a bring your own picnic lunch at around mid-day.

Meeting time – 0845hrs for a 0900hrs prompt start*

Meeting location – Shepherdswell Station CT15 7PD (unless staying at Womenswold)

There is all day paid parking at Shepherdswell station through ‘Justpark’

Terrain – This trail is reasonably flat but starts to drop as we head into Dover.

Distance – Womenswold – Dover 13miles / 21km (or) 10 miles / 16.5km Shepherdswell Walking time – 7 hours approx walking (with a bring-your -own lunch stop) what 3 Words – ///flamenco.falters.travel

* Please note that times might slightly change to accommodate train arrivals on the day.

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