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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 !


pay as you feel

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 !





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