England's North Downs Way Joins IAT

In October 2012, England's North Downs Way National Trail became the newest section of the International Appalachian Trail in Western Europe.  IAT hikers can now follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on an inspirational journey from Farnham to Canterbury

and the White Cliffs of Dover

through a landscape rich in scenery and heritage.

The North Downs Way offers walkers 153 miles of spectacular scenery,

picturesque villages

and glorious rolling countryside.

But then you would expect nothing less from a route that passes through both the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

There is always something new to explore along the way, as the route contains a wealth of wildlife, history, landscapes, attractions, villages and towns, all waiting to be discovered.

With excellent public transportation links to the trail - it is easily reached by train from London - and a wide choice of accommodation along the route, there is plenty of opportunity to explore the North Downs Way National Trail, whether as a day trip or walking holiday.

To learn more about this new scenic section of the International Appalachian Trail in the south of England, visit their website.