abbey walks

' Bringing ancient monastic walking routes back to life '

 

Do you like walking ?  Do you like history ?  Then you will love Abbey Walks !

Abbey Walks is dedicated to mapping long distance footpaths that monks walked from abbey to abbey in the 12th to 14th centuries

 

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St. Bernard's Way

A long distance walking route in England and France
1549 km / 962 miles

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Thurston Round

Circular walk from St Mary's Abbey, York
31 km / 19 miles

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Little Gaddesden to St. Albans

A time warp walk
24.5 km / 15.2 miles 

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Abbey Walks provides free walk details, maps and GPS co-ordinated routes. Walk in the historic footsteps of monks as they travelled around England and France.

 

Prior to Abbey Walks these paths had been lost in time as well as being concreted and tarmaced over as a result of urban sprawl. Using historical references and modern footpaths these routeshave been resurrected for today’s walkers to follow.

 

We have created a selection of walking routes that together form medium and long distance walks.  Check out our Walks page or use our Search Walks facility to find a route that captures your imagination.

 

Each route can be completed as a number of day walks, or for the more ambitious follow the brand new long distance path the St. Bernard's Way to France……and then to Rome !

 

For those who walk to Rome on the Via Francigena, we have hundreds of accommodation listings for FranceSwitzerland and Italy. Use our free search facility to access places to stay on this popular long distance walking route.

 

We also provide UK accommodation listings for those walking our UK walks and UK wide.

Of course, if you would like to place an accommodation listing with us, then click here to Adverise With Us.

 

 

 

 

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contact abbey walks

We love to hear from fellow walkers and history fans. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you when we’re back from our next walk!

 

Email info@abbeywalks.co.uk

 

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Walking can be a dangerous sport.  Walkers should always be suitably equipped, including carrying and knowing how to use a map and compass.