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Enjoy the Outdoors – Mind Body and Soul

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Enjoy the Outdoors – Mind Body and Soul

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Enjoy the Outdoors – Mind Body and Soul

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The Neolithic Trail

Neolithic Trail – 2 day pilgrimage through the historic area of Medway

This unique 2-day experience takes us on a pilgrimage through the historic area of Medway passing pagan and Christian sites, all swimming with myths and mystery. We start our Neolithic Trail journey from West Malling Station and over the next two days we will be winding our way along ancient footpaths and trails such as the Medway Valley Trail, North Downs way, and Pilgrim’s way. Parts of these trails are thousands of years old and walked by our neolithic ancestors, as well as pilgrims making their way from London to Canterbury (and on to Rome) throughout the centuries.

We will meander through narrow town streets all with their own history and local stories, visit ancient neolithic sites, 12th Century Monasteries, and 2nd century Palaces, as well as ancient churches and manor parks. We will marvel at the breath-taking views this unique area of the garden of England provides, looking over open countryside, and along the North Downs AONB (Area of Natural Beauty).

In the evening we will camp nestled on the top of the North Downs way relaxing in a local pub, where we will enjoy a well-deserved evening meal. At sunset we will invite anyone that wishes to join us to sit on the top of the North Downs way and watch the sun set over the valley with amazing views. In the morning we will be greeted by a hearty breakfast ready to continue our journey.

How Long will the journey be?

Each day we will be travelling around 11 miles which we will take at a comfortable pace whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside. During this time there will be plenty of rest stops to include lunch. Where will we meet? We will be meeting at West Malling train station at 10am. The station has good links to London. If you would prefer to drive, then parking at the time of writing is £3.80 for the weekend when booked in advance.

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