Via Francigena Fundraiser
Walk the historic Via Francigena pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Dover (20 miles) to raise money for Save the Children's education programmes
Raising money for
Save the Children
Donations accepted until 07-01-2018
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.
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!
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.
Running / Walking
Event is completed
LocationCanterbury Cathedral, 11 The Precincts,
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