Do you like walking ? Do you like history ? Then you will love Abbey Walks !
Abbey Walks is the UK's leading provider of historic and monastic route short break walking holidays. Our routes and holidays allow you to walk in the historic footsteps of monks as they travelled around England and France.
Prior to Abbey Walks these ancient footpaths 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 Using historical references and modern footpaths these historic walking routes have been resurrected for today’s walkers to follow and enjoy.
* WALKING HOLIDAYS IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND *
As a provider of short, medium and long distance walk routes in the
UK, we also provide walking holidays in Yorkshire for our most popular route.
Self-guided holiday ( Prior Richard Way )
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* Request a quote start at £275 pp
Follow Prior Richard's footsteps * Sample Yorkshire's fantastic local foods * 4 Star Accommodation * York * St. Mary's Abbey * Roman Roads * Medieval Villages * River Paths * Ripon Canal * Ripon Cathedral * Studley Royal Deer Park * UNESCO Fountains Abbey * Car Free Holiday *
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Our routes can be treated as opportunities to simply enjoy walking in the beautiful English countryside, or as pilgrimage routes enabling you to follow journeys made by monks in the 12-14th centuries.
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 walking the Via Francigena to Rome, we have hundreds of accommodation listings along this route. Use our free search facility to access places to stay on this popular long distance walking route, or purchase a more comprehensive and convenient pdf.
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