• A Day Walk from Rochester Cathedral to Aylesford Priory celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the North Downs Way which coincides with Day One of the Augustine Camino. We will start with a brief tour of the Cathedral, visiting the Fresco of Augustine's Baptism of Ethelbert, the Textus Roffensis (the oldest copy of laws in the English Language) and the former shrine to St William of Perth. The route heads up onto the Downs before stopping for lunch at the Robin Hood Pub and then descending to Aylesford where the genuine 13th Century Priory still welcomes pilgrims.
• What to bring
Water, sunscreen, waterproof, small rucksack, picnic (if not requiring lunch at the pub).
• Important to know
The cost is £10 per person, payable on the day, and includes a guidebook and pilgrim's passport to the full Augustine Camino. Rochester is easily accessible by train from London and Kent while there are bus and train services from Aylesford. There is also parking at each end of the route.