North Downs Way Accommodation

North Downs Way Accommodation and Other Services

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RambleFest displays details of North Downs Way accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, and public transport. We also include an Ordnance Survey map link for each location along the route for which we have service details. Please refer to the North Downs Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged (and re-sized) to follow the route of the Way.

The North Downs Way begins at Farnham in Surrey and finishes at Dover in Kent.
Just past the village of Boughton Lees in Kent there is the option of taking the northern or southern route to Dover.
The longer northern route passes through Canterbury before turning down to finish at Dover. The shorter southern route takes the walker on a much more direct path from Boughton Lees to Dover.

North Downs Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table

Please click on a location to open the page displaying North Downs Way Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location; once the link is clicked, the map can be dragged and the scale adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Way.
A note on milages:
For the route from Farnham to Boughton Lees and then the longer northern route, we have used information in the Trailblazer guide North Downs Way by John Curtin. Interestingly, though, the added individual distances between points come to appreciably more than the total distance he quotes for the walk, even accounting for the round up or down of fractions of miles. We think the individual distances are correct, and that the total length he uses is the usually agreed length of 131 miles. Unfortunately, the guide pays little regard to the southern option, and so for that option we have used our own estimates in conjunction with the Nation Trail Guide North Down Way by Neil Curtis and Jim Walker. Both are excellent guides for the North Downs Way.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign in the table belowo indicates miles off route. Legend is at the end of the page.

LOCATION (Click on a location to view details of services for that location) CUMULATIVE MILES FACILITIES
Farnham Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train,Bus
Seale 4 Hotel
Puttenham Camping, Pub, Restaurant
Compton B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Guildford 13¼ + 1 Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus
Chilworth 14¾ + 1¼ Pub, Train, Bus
Albury 15¾ + 1¼ Inn, Pub
Shere 18¾ + ¾ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Gomshall 19¾ + 1¼ Hotel, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Tanners Hatch YHA 23¾ + ¾ Youth Hostel (YHA)
Westcott 25¾ + 1¼ B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Westhumble 28¼ + ½ Pub, Train, Bus
Dorking 28¼ + 1 Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus
Box Hill Village 30¼ + 1 Pub
Betchworth 31¼ + ¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Reigate Hill 34¾ Hotel, Restaurant
Merstham 38¼ Hotel, Pub, Train, Bus
Caterham On The Hill 42¼ Pub
Oxted 46¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Botley Hill 48¼ Pub, Restaurant
Tatsfield 49½ + ¾ Pub
Westerham 50½ + 1¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Knockholt 53¼ + ¼ Pub
Knockholt Pound 54½ + ½ Pub
Dunton Green 56½ Hotel, Pub, Restaurant
Otford 58¼ B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Kemsing 60 + ½ B&B, Pub, Train
Wrotham 63¾ Accommodation (H,B&B),PH
Trottiscliffe 66¼ + 1 PH,Bus
Ryarsh 68¼ + 1¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub
Cuxton 73 B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Rochester 75¼ + 1½ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus
Burham Common 77¾ Pub, Restaurant
Boxley 82¾ + ¾ B&B, Pub
Detling 84¼ B&B, Camping, Pub
Thurnham 85¾ Hotel, B&B, Camping
Hollingbourne 89¾ B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Harrietsham 92 + ¾ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Lenham 94½ + ½ Hotel, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Charing 98½ Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus
Westwell 101 B&B, Camping, Pub
Boughton Lees 103 Hotel, Restaurant
Chilham 108¾ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Old Wives Lees 109¾ B&B, Pub
Chartham Hatch 112¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Canterbury 116 Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus
Bridge 119½ + ½ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Shepherdswell 126¼ B&B, Pub, Train, Bus
Coldred 126½ + ¾ B&B, Pub
Dover 135¼ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus

Alternative North Downs Way Route from Boughton Lees to Dover:

LOCATION (Click on a location to view details of services for that location) CUMULATIVE MILES FACILITIES
Wye Inn, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus
Hastingleigh 6 + 1 B&B, Pub, Restaurant
Stowting 9 B&B, Pub
Etchinghill 13½ Pub, Restaurant
Folkstone 18 Accommodation (B&B)
Capel-le-Ferne 119½ Inn, Camping, Pub, Restaurant
Dover 25¾ Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train, Bus

Notes on North Downs Way Accommodation

Betchworth, North Downs Way accommodation

Betchworth

We have listed the accommodation for each location in our North Downs Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table below. Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of North Downs Way accommodation type: B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accommodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome North Downs Way accommodation recommendations.

North Downs Way Restaurants and Pubs

Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. As mentioned above, there is plenty of stopping points along the North Downs way, whether for food or drink, and we have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Please refer to the North Downs Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for pubs, restaurants and other services along the Way.
Restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.

Public Transport

Recognising that many will walk the North Downs Way in separate stages, we have included public transport information wherever possible for each location (please refer to the North Downs Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table below). If there is a lack of transport information for a particular area, the following website shoud prove useful:
www.carlberry.co.uk/rfnshowr.asp?RN=KEWAYA&G=1

North Downs Way Guidebooks and Maps

CLICK HERE for the best North Downs Way guidebooks and maps, and the facility for buying them online.

North Downs Way Websites

National Trail: The North Downs Way
Being an official long-distance footpath, the North Downs Way has the luxury of an official website. This has valuable up-to-date information and footpath news, and is packed with goodies, including GPS info.
www.nationaltrail.co.uk/northdowns

The Walking Englishman: North Downs Way
This is a very handy directory to many other websites
www.walkingenglishman.com/ldp/northdownsway.htm

North Downs Way.Co.Uk
This includes a short description of each section, together with many good quality photographs. An excellent appetitizer for the walk.
www.northdownsway.co.uk/

Kev and Liz Walking Places: North Downs Way
This is a detailed personal log of the walk, with plenty of photographs. Another excellent appetizer for the walk.
www.kevanliz.walkingplaces.co.uk/ndw.htm

North Downs Way Photographs and Logs

We want to display as many photographs as possible of the North Downs Way, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.

North Downs Way Updates and Recommendations

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