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Leeds Castle, Kent, Pink Ribbonwalk

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Saturday 7 June 2014

We’re delighted to be returning to Leeds Castle for a second year.

Set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland, Leeds Castle, described as ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’, is the perfect backdrop for our Pink Ribbonwalk. The route takes in the very best of the stunning grounds, surrounding rural Kent countryside and quiet picturesque villages while embracing the fascinating Saxon and Roman history of this area.

Registration fee: £30
Fundraising target: £100

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Routes

20 mile route

Average walking time:  6 to 9.5 hours walking including rest stops

The walk sets off from our event village, set high above the estate, with fantastic views of the castle and surrounding lakes. We explore the estate gardens, taking in a classic view of the castle and its moat before leaving the estate and venturing on to Harrietsham to pick up the Pilgrim’s Way. We continue on to the North Downs Way, along woodland tracks and past small villages before joining the Greensand Way and heading back towards the Leeds Castle Estate.

10 mile route

Average walking time: 3 to 5 hours walking including rest stops

The route is as described above except that where the 20 mile walkers go north to Harrietsham and onward to the North Downs Way, the 10 mile walkers go south, picking up the Greensand Way and heading back towards Leeds Castle Estate.

Routes subject to change

Planning your day

Where

The event starts and finishes within Leeds Castle grounds, 7 miles east of Maidstone and one hour travel time from London. Take Junction 8 off the M20 motorway towards Lenham/A20. Follow the A20 Ashford Rd then the brown tourist signs towards Leeds Castle, clearly signposted from all routes.

When

20 mile route
8.30am – arrive
9.15am – warm-up
9.30am – walk starts

10 mile route
11am – arrive
11.45am – warm-up
12 noon – walk starts

Parking

There's parking in the grounds of Leeds Castle, with Pparking directions and a car park pass included in your final pack. It would help us if you’re able to share cars to reduce congestion.

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‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with fantastic support, with water, snacks, motivation and a really clear and accessible route. Thank you!’

4415 Paula, Leeds Castle 2013

 

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