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Canterbury Trails: Kent, 42 miles, £650

An abundant co-facilitated walking-talking-writing 6-day journey along the ancient Pilgrim’s Way to Canterbury.

Join ipse wilderness in collaboration with The Write Road *see below* for this immersive journey into story-telling and self-discovery. Following in the footsteps of ancient English story-telling traditions, we will be using Chaucer’s framework as inspiration for creative writing, as well as exploring the stories we tell about ourselves, and using the landscape to connect us to authentic self-expression as we share with others the journey of our lives on this deeply nourishing co-facilitated pilgrimage. New writers welcome.

Route: Footpaths of Pilgrim’s Way and North Downs Way, through fields, orchards and woods.

Accommodation: Charming, quirky and boutique; glamping tents, shepherd’s huts and shared rooms in hotels and inns. Single supplement available on request.

Difficulty: Nourishing; walking distance 42 miles, 5-9 miles per day, undulating route, pace 2mph with frequent stops for rest and writing, including a morning’s visit to Leeds Castle.


Day 1: Rochester to Kit’s Coty – 7 miles

Day 2: Kit’s Coty to Hollingbourne – 9 miles

Day 3: Hollingbourne to Lenham – 5 miles

Day 4: Lenham to Boughton Lees - 9 miles

Day 5: Boughton Lees to Chilham – 6 miles

Day 6: Chilham to Canterbury - 6 miles

Visit Cathedral, lunch, train back to Rochester for departure.

Cost: £650 per person. This includes all activities, accommodation, breakfasts and transport. Does not include other meals or beverages.


Pilgrim's Way: Rochester Castle - Canterbury Cathedral (42 miles)


The Write Road

Stephanie Dale is an award-winning author and journalist who pioneered writing for well-being in Outback Australia. She founded The Write Road in 2014, a speciality writing initiative for new and unpublished writers. Stephanie has a passion for pilgrimage and in 2017 established Walk&Write, walking writing holidays for body, mind and spirit.

I felt so alive and connected to both myself and the others in a bond of mutual understanding of the struggles and the celebrations of the journey
— Previous participant of a co-facilitated ipse wilderness pilgrimage

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