Planning a trip
Whether you are planning a day’s sightseeing or walking the entire route, we have plenty of information to help you make the most of your North Downs experience.
We have developed a range of circular walks along the trail that are the perfect way to sample the North Downs Way. With walks ranging from 2 to 8 miles, in both Kent and Surrey, there is a walk to suit everyone.
The route is rich in heritage, from magnificent cathedrals, ancient castles and historic villages to haunting stones, secluded long barrows and the famous White Cliffs. A great way to explore some of the fascinating history along the trail is to sample one of the series of Lost Landscapes heritage walks.
Much of the Downs are covered with woodland and rare chalk grasslands, which give rise to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. There are nature reserves, rare plants and butterflies - wherever you find yourself on the Downs there will always be a new discovery or breathtaking view awaiting you around the corner.
Transport and Accommodation
Located close to London and Continental Europe, the North Downs are easily reached by public transport. Our transport guide can help you plan your trip. For those looking to stay for longer our accommodation map will be invaluable.