Pilgrimages and Baggage Transfer

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Accommodation booking, tours and itinerary planning

For £15 per person per day we

  • Book you the best accommodation closest to the route at our low negotiated rates
  • Book your tours and welcomes eg at Rochester Cathedral, Aylesford Priory, the Shrine of St Jude, Canterbury Cathedral, Minster Abbey and St Augustine’s Ramsgate
  • Send you a text reminder each evening with the next day’s itinerary
  • (Accommodation costs are on average £10 per night for camping, £20 per person per night for bunk beds (groups only), £40 pppn for shared rooms in hotels and £50 pppn for single occupancy depending on availability)

Baggage transfer services

  • £15 per bag per transfer (minimum two bags)
  • Provide you with the peace of mind of having someone to call if anything goes wrong

Group Pilgrimages

  • Need help organising a large group? Contact us for a quote

See what the full route looks like (Thanks to Javier London for these beautiful slideshows)

  • Rochester to Bredgar here
  • Bredgar to Canterbury here
  • Canterbury to Ramsgate here

Testimonials

“I did the Augustine Camino in August 2019, starting over the bank holiday weekend.  Before the actual trip Andrew was very helpful, answering all manner of emails and helping me to get ready.  He gave me a wonderful tour of Rochester Cathedral at the start of the trip and I made it to Canterbury 5 days later (although my boots didn’t!)  This walking pilgrimage is the perfect antidote to modern living: peace and quiet!  There are plenty of churches/sites of interest to see as you go, together with some excellent pub fare and some original places to stay the night.  Aylesford Priory I shall remember for a long time to come. All in all, it’s an excellent mix of culture, history, exercise and the beautiful outdoors with a healthy opportunity to pause and take stock.”

– Heloise Plumley

“We had a great time on our pilgrimage, everything was organised perfectly and the accommodation was excellent.  We particularly found the blessing in Canterbury Cathedral crypt very moving.”

– Barry Holt

“Saint Augustine’s Camino goes from Rochester Cathedral to the shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate, via Canterbury, a total of 67miles (108 Km) spread over seven days using the suggested stages. Although recently developed, the walk visits places rich in pilgrim history, current centres of contemplation and passes through some stunning Kent countryside. Highlights for me included enjoying a filling breakfast in the medieval pilgrim hall at Aylesford priory, walking alongside reedbeds and waterways alive with frog and bird calls in the Stodmarsh nature reserve, sitting in the deep candle lit silence in Canterbury Cathedral Crypt and seeing the largest vineyard in England being created in the shelter of the North Downs. There’s a guidebook and pilgrim passport available from augustinecamino.co.uk which has colour photos, large scale maps and clear route descriptions that mostly succeed in the difficult task of giving enough information without getting bogged down in detail. The route is almost entirely on public footpaths with some walking on minor roads here and there. In some places these paths are little used and might need a bit of opening up. I used GPS several times while crossing large fields where the path had been ploughed away and for deciding on unmarked woodland paths. There is a GPX file available for download from the excellent British Pilgrimage Trust website, though this differs from the guidebook route in places so it’s a good idea to compare them before setting off. The challenge with most English routes is the lack of pilgrim orientated infrastructure and this is no exception, though there are some budget accommodation options. Unusually there is also the possibility of bag transport, support and pre booking of places to stay available via the website. I enjoyed walking this very much and would like to thank Andrew and Paula Kelly for all their work in developing and supporting the route.”

– Matthew Needham

“We walked the St Augustine Camino over 4 days from Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday 2019 and were blessed with summer weather.  The countryside was outstanding, the cathedrals, churches, priories and abbeys made the pilgrimage more authentic as did accommodation in old taverns and hotels. We appreciated Andrew’s assistance to visit historic places such as the Hospital Church of St Nicholas before reaching Canterbury and the church of St Martin which would otherwise have been closed at the time of our walk. In truly ecumenical spirit we were acknowledged as Christian pilgrims in both Canterbury Cathedral (where we participated in Evensong) and later on in the evening, at Mass in St Thomas Becket Roman Catholic Church.”

– Rituccia and James Portelli, Malta