After completing the Cotswold Way, my English hiking buddies Peter and Jean returned to their home. I continued on to the North Downs Way and was joined for this two-week hike by my long-time friend and fellow cyclist, Nancy, from California. Not willing to miss this beautiful area, my mother, June, joined us every afternoon as she followed along in a taxi. The North Downs Way is roughly a 150 mile, long-distance trek south and southeast of London, taking in the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Way begins in Farnham and finishes on the shores of the English Channel in Dover. My preliminary research revealed many points of interest: the historical sites from the Neolithic era through WWII, picturesque villages, thatched cottages, deep green hills scattered with spring wildflowers, cream teas and cakes and finally the white cliffs of Dover.

Day 1 Farnham to Guildford

Day 2 Guildford to Dorking

Day 3 Dorking to Merstham

Day 4 Merstham to Westerham Hill

Day 5 Westerham Hill to Wrotham

Day 6 Wrotham to Cuxton

Day 7 Rest Day in Rochester

Day 8 Cuxton to Thurnham

Day 9 Thurnham to Chegworth

Day 10 Chegworth to Boughton Lees

Day 11 Boughton Lees to Canterbury

Day 12 Canterbury to Lower Eythorne

Day 13 Lower Eythorne to Dover

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