Subject: york to dover
Posted: 5 Jul 2012 8:09 pm
hello mark. my name is jack, i have checked your forum and many around on the internet but can not seem to find what im looking for, last year i walked the south coast of france along with hitching lifts. Early next year i am wanting to walk from York to Dover to catch a ferry into France and walk down to nice for the summer. do you no any routes i could take from york to Dover? time is not an issue as i will have no restrictions on the other hand money also wont be. any information will be very very much appreciated.
would be glad to hear from you.
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Subject: York to Dover
Posted: 7 Jul 2012 11:25 am
I'm afraid the short answer is no, as I've never walked from York to Dover, but maybe I can give you some tips on how you might plan such a trip.
The first thing to do is to try to find out whether there are any existing walking routes that you can string together to join York to Dover. For example, the North Downs Way ends at Dover, so you could approach London from the north, take the London Loop round the outskirts of the city, and drop south to join the North Downs Way all the way to Dover. There will be lots of local walks you could use to cover the distance in this way - local councils are very good at maintaining lists of walking routes in their areas, as are organisations like the Ramblers Association, so you could start by contacting them or checking out their websites.
Once you've got a list of existing routes to string together, then you want to track down rights of way to join them up. To do this, you can look at an Ordnance Survey map of the area, and look for rights of way. You can then create a complete walking route by joining up rights of way and roads to get you from A to B. You can see rights of way on websites like Bing.com - just switch the map to Ordnance Survey and look for the green or purple dashed lines, depending on your zoom level.
It might take a bit of time to plan your route this way, but you'll end up with a walk that is tailored to your needs, and you can easily change the walk to visit places you want to see.
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