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Rome to Massa, 469 km ( St Augustine Way, in progress )

Published November 14, 2017 by

 

Well, the first chunk of the new St Augustine Way has been researched, walked and GPS plotted.  Rome to Massa, 469 km. 

 

Tony will return to Massa in Janauary 2018 to continue the next stretch on his way to southern France.

 

Read about Tony's adventures on his blog

 

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' Pay As you Feel ' facility launched

Published October 26, 2017 by

 

 

A ' Pay As You Feel ' facility is now available on our website.

 

Our self guided and guided walking holidays do help fund our work, but research, planning, walking and GPS plotting 'new' historic abbey to abbey routes do require additional financial support.

 

Our research walks take place in the UK, France and in Italy.  This walking is currently funded by us but we would love you to help support this important historical, cultural work going forward.

 

The non-holiday routes on our website are free for you to download, print and follow at your leisure and convenience.  Please help us continue providing you with this Abbey Walks service !

 

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Abbey Walks is a ' Pay as you Feel ' website. All information, walk notes and GPX files are free, but if you'd like to make a donation to enable us to continue researching, walking and providing this service, please click on the button below.

 

 

 

 


 

St Augustine Way - The Gregorian Mission

Published October 24, 2017 by

 

Tony is walking in Italy for a month currently.  He is researching and GPS plotting the route that Augustine made 595 AD when he travelled from Rome, Italy to Canterbury, UK as instructed by Pope Gregory.  This route will be made available to Abbey Walks walkers during 2018.

 

Read more about it in Tony's blog

 

Ps - have you looked at our 2018 walking holidays yet ?

 

 

 

 

 


 

Launch of Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Published October 02, 2017 by

 

After a very successful year of providing Guided walking holidays during 2017, we are pleased that our 2018 dates are now available to book.  Catch our Early Bird Offer for a reduced price if you book a 2018 guided holiday before the end of November.


We also now provide self-guided walking holidays for our most popular route ' The Prior Richard Way, via Ripon Cathedral ' between St. Mary's Abbey, York and Fountains Abbey, near Ripon, Yorkshire  This holiday is totally flexible in that it can be taken at any time of year, and you can take as long as you like to walk it.  Check out our self-guided walking holiday page.

 

Also exciting, is that Tony is about to embark on walking an ancient route between Rome and Canterbury, following the footsteps of St. Augustine who founded Canterbury's Benedictine Abbey in 598 ( which remained a Benedictine monastery until 1538 ).

 

Tony will walk a total of 2500 km / 1550 miles in 3 chunks, the first of which will start on Saturday 14 November.  He will finish his journey during 2018.

 

This route will then be made available on our website for you to download / use the walk instructions and / or GPS co-ordinates so that you can also walk this route.
So, watch this space or our home page for links to his blog.

 

We hope to see you soon !

 

 

 


 

Walking Holidays with Abbey Walks

Published January 24, 2017 by

 

Not only do we provide free downloadable walk descriptions and GPS coordinates for short, medium and long distance linear and circular walks in the UK, but we also offer UK Walking Holidays for our most popular routes.

 

These walking holidays can be treated as opportunities to walk in beautiful English countryside, or as pilgrimage routes enabling you to follow journeys made by monks in the 12-14th centuries.

 

Check out our Walking Holiday page our routes and prices, and our frequently asked questions.

 

We hope to see you soon !

 

 


 

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