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The North Downs Way is a long-distance path in southern England. It runs 153 miles from Farnham in Surrey east to Dover in Kent, via Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Otford and Rochester. East of Boughton Lees, the path splits in two, the northern section running via Canterbury and the southern via Wye, both sections reuniting at Dover. The following long-distance footpaths can be found in the United Kingdom: UK National Trails Cleveland Way round the edge of the North York Moors National Park in England Cotswold Way in England Glyndwrs Way in Wales Great Glen Way in Scotland Hadrians Wall Path in England North... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Farnham is a small town (pop. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Arms of Dover Borough Council This article is about the English port. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Map sources for Guildford at grid reference SU9949 Guildford is the county town of Surrey, England, as well as being the seat for the borough of Guildford and the administrative headquarters of the South East England region. ... Dorking is a market town nestling under the North Downs approximately 25 miles south of London. ... Merstham is a village in the Reigate and Banstead borough of Surrey, England and is part of the London commuter belt. ... Rochester is a small town in Kent, at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway about 30 miles (50 km) from London. ... St Peters St, Canterbury, from the West Gate, 1993 Canterbury (Latin: Duroverum) is a cathedral city in the county of Kent in southeast England. ...


The path (east of Boughton Lees, the southern section) runs along the ridge of the North Downs hills, and roughly follows the Pilgrims' Way path used by many pilgrims in the Middle Ages. The North Downs in England are a ridge of chalk hills that stretch about 100 mi (160 km) from Hampshire through Surrey and Kent. ... The Pilgrims Way is reputedly the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas Becket from Winchester in Hampshire to Canterbury in Kent, England. ... For albums named Pilgrim, see Pilgrim (album). ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


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North Downs Way from National Trails


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North Downs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (376 words)
The North Downs in England is a ridge of chalk hills that stretches about 100 miles (160 km) from Hampshire through Surrey (where for part of their course they are known as the Hog's Back) and Kent.
Due to the porous nature of the underlying chalk, the North Downs is generally a treeless landscape.
Their constant eating of the grass kept down the scrub; the fact that few sheep now occupy the North Downs, and the myxomatosis outbreak in 1953 which led to fall in the rabbit population, means that there is more scrubland on the Downs than hitherto.
North downs way - Countryside management project - management | Kent Downs (296 words)
Parts of it follow the Pilgrim's Way and from Guildford it runs along the chalk scarp of the North Downs, offering some of the finest views in the South East.
Over time the Downs have acted as a natural fortification for London and the North Downs Way takes you past the remains of Iron Age, Roman, Norman and Napoleonic forts as well as World War II bunkers and airfields.
The North Downs are capped with beech woods and some of the most important areas of box and yew in Great Britain.
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