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Julia Peters

Walk the historic Via Francigena pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Dover (20 miles) to raise money for Save the Children's education programmes

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Save the Children

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Donations accepted until 07-01-2018

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Following the success of the charity walk on the Via Francigena in 2016 for Save the Children which raised over £2,000 and saw 42 people walk the full twenty miles from Canterbury to Dover, the walk on 7 October, 2017 seeks to raise even more funds to aid in particular the education programmes of Save the Children - 28 million children are currently out of formal education due to conflict.  

The walk on the historic pilgrimage route will be organised and led by experienced pilgrim Julia Peters.  Julia walked the 1200 miles on the Via Francigena in 2015 from Canterbury to Rome and is now committed to promoting the route and the benefits of long-distance walking including health and appreciation of natural and man-made heritage.  

Event details

walk on historic route - Canterbury to Dover

7 October, 2017

7.45 am -meet at the Cathedral to collect your pilgrim passport and to get your first stamp -an optional blessing before we depart on the ancient Roman route

8am-depart from the Cathedral Gate

9.15am-arrive at Patrixbourne Village (3.2 miles). Tea and coffee at the Church of St. Mary

11.15am- arrive at Womenswold Village (6 miles). early light lunch of soup and sandwiches. St. Margaret of Antioch

1 pm-arrive at Shepherdswell (3 miles). Option to
take the train back to Canterbury or to meet group to walk 8 miles to Dover
.  Tea, coffee and cake at St. Andrew's church

3.30pm-arrive at Whitfield

5-6pm – arrive at St. Edmund’s chapel, Dover  (6 miles). Tour of chapel provided by Dover Greeters.  

6pm- meet at White Horse Pub for celebration drinks!

Participation options:

Walkers can begin at the Cathedral and walk 12 miles to Shepherdswell, where it is possible to take a train back to Canterbury, or the full 20 miles to Dover.  It is also possible to meet the group at Shepherdswell and walk 8 miles to Dover.  

Event date

07-October-2017 07:45  - 
07-October-2017 18:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Canterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts,
CT1 2EH,


Well done Lathana and everyone who took part!!!
Donation by Cerian
on 22-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Ann
on 08-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Lots of Love x
Donation by Nina and Lucy xx
on 07-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Enjoy they walk Philip. Weather looks promising. X
Donation by Gaye and Paul x
on 07-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Michael
on 06-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Great cause great route!
Donation by Velia
on 05-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by David
on 03-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £695.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £695.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £790.00

Donations closed

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