Augustine Camino - Heart of Kent Walking Festival

Type:Guided Walk

Aylesford Priory Reception, The Friars, Aylesford, Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX

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Augustine Camino - Heart of Kent Walking Festival


This is a pilgrimage. It is the second leg of the Augustine Camino, a long-distance walking route from Rochester Cathedral to the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate via Canterbury and Faversham.  The route has featured on Radio 4 and in the Guardian

We start with a tour of the Friars, built by the Carmelites on their return from the Crusades and now once more welcoming pilgrims in some of the original buildings.  The Priory has much beautiful modern art, a relic of local saint Simon Stock and a peaceful riverside setting. Then we pass into the village for photographs on the medieval bridge followed by a stroll to the HQ of the Kent Wildlife Trust at Tyland Barn.  The ruins of Boxley Abbey are next followed by an amble through the vineyards to lunch at the Kings Arms. Just opposite is St Mary and All Saints Church, a really lovely stop along the Pilgrim’s Way.  From there we walk to Detling and on to Thurnham and St Mary’s church.  Just up the lane is the Black Horse, a perfect pilgrim pub. 


Dogs: On a lead

Age: Everyone who can walk 10 miles, under 18s must be accompanied.

Refreshments: Pub lunch or bring a Packed Lunch

Walk: Linear

Grade: Leisurely

Start Point: Aylesford Priory Reception. ME20 7BX

End point: Bearsted Station

Start Time: 09:00

Distance: 9mi/14.5km

Duration (approx.): 6hrs


Led by: Augustine Camino - Andrew Kelly

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking: Car park at Ayelsford Priory, suggested donation £2.

Public Transport Directions

Bus: 155 between Chatham/Rochester and Maidstone. 

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