Pilgrimage and Self Discovery in the Kent Downs
Take some time to learn more about yourself by taking a journey with special meaning to you either on your own or with others.
We're working with experts and identifying routes that ancient pilgrims used to reach special destinations including Canterbury Cathedral, stone henges and natural wells and springs with spiritual significance. Our new experiences will encourage you to do the same with a combination of mindfulness, heritage immersion and of course really connecting to the restorative power of nature.
When guidelines allow we'd love for you to join us on these paths of self-discovery, to use historic experiences to help shape our future and work together to protect our beautiful countryside.
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We looking to connect pilgrimage leaders with Kent visitors and locals so whether your religious or not you'll soon be able to enjoy a transformational journey into Kent's Countryside.
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If we've already whetted your pilgrimage appetite then take a look at some of these walks and locations where you can start to discover incredible views and yourself along the way.
Discover More Pilgrimage Spots
We've collated a range of routes and trails where you can get outside and explore, just visit our activity page for places you can visit within the Kent Downs AONB. For more inspiration and routes across Kent and the UK check-out some of our partners below.
We are inviting quotes to deliver a modern-day pilgrimage festival to celebrate Kent’s rich pilgrim heritage. The festival will celebrate diverse interpretations of pilgrimage including concepts of rest, recovery, wellbeing and will encourage diverse participation from people of no faith and people of many different faiths. Interested in running the event? Apply here.
We want you to have a great time in the great outdoors so please see below for some top tips and advice to ensure your visit is safe and countryside-friendly...
The Kent Downs and North Downs Way is well connected by rail, bike and bus and you won't need to worry about finding a parking space either. Here are a few tips...
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If you or a business you know is interested in planning, organising and delivering our next Pilgrims Festival in Kent please send your proposal by 21st May. Click below to register your interest and to apply.