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North Downs Way National Trail

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Some beautiful scenery....

Having walked the Cotswold Way, we had a point of comparison. We walked the eastern half of the... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trail in lovely surroundings

We walked the trail in the beginning of July and did the Canterbury Loop, with the stretch from... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Maria G
Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Having walked the Cotswold Way, we had a point of comparison. We walked the eastern half of the trail from Rochester to Dover via Canterbury. We had generally good weather in May with one day where it rained fairly hard. We found the trail fairly...More

Thank bobbymcsnoddy
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We walked the trail in the beginning of July and did the Canterbury Loop, with the stretch from Dover to Etchinghill as an extra day. The surroundings are great, but parts of it have been overgrown, some parts are very muddy and other could do...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed July 23, 2016

I walked from Rochester to Folkestone, and then Folkestone to Wye, so altogether the whole of the North Downs Way from the Medway bridge eastwards. The route varies in quality and scenery; frustratingly boring from Burham Downs to Detling, where despite being high the views...More

Thank godfrey638
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Used to Norwegian mountains, we were seeking something different - and got it! Walked the Canterbury loop in perfect, sunny, May-weather. The signposts was sometimes a bit confusing, specially meeting "publick foothpath" signs. Got lost a few times, and the locals did not know the...More

Thank Mamsenoglillegutt
Reviewed January 20, 2016

We did this trail with friends over a number of weekends. Some days are definitely better than others, one day was spent walking mainly alongside motorways whereas another, one of the final day options take in lovely coastal paths. Much of the path is though...More

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We have walked the entire trail, loop included, whenever we have had free days or weekends, and have really enjoyed it. Brilliant views, and a great way to explore little villages and parts of the countryside in south England that we may otherwise never have...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Took many years to complete the trail and enjoyed it more than other trails. The first section from Farnham I found one of my favourite of the whole walk. If this section puts you off then walking trails is not for you. The main motive...More

Thank jemmans
Reviewed July 12, 2015

I walked the entire North Downs way a few years ago and did it from Guilford to Rochester more recently. To address concerns of some of other earlier reviewers the section from Fareham to Guilford as it cannot follow the downs, is amongst the weakest...More

2  Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have done many walks based on the North Downs Way near Dorking and have found it quite outstanding. In the Summer the orchids growing in the chalk are quite amazing. We parked at the Watts Gallery in Compton on the A3 south of Guildford...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed July 25, 2014

I did the first section from Farnham to Guildford, as a route it was mainly quite dull, the trail is mostly farm track, sunken paths and quite a few road sections, very few views and nothing of interest. But the reason for this review is...More

4  Thank Nigel B
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