Recreate Chaucer’s Masterpiece With A Walk From London To Canterbury

Last year's pilgrims.

What are you doing between 10-14 April? Because if you enjoy mad walking adventures and like books it doesn’t come much better than this: the second annual literary pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, recreating Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

On 9 April, the motley band will meet at The George coaching inn, in Borough, for “victual of the best”, so everyone can get to know each other over a hearty, stomach-lining repast.

Your walk begins on the 10th, with a 65 mile trek to Canterbury over four days. You’ll be assigned a character and given a Tale to retell in one of the many ale houses and hostelries along the way. All bed and board is arranged for you in advance, and luggage will be carried for you. Along the route, you’ll stop at many historical sites, and get a pilgrim’s welcome at Canterbury Cathedral. Have you ever heard a better excuse to take a few days off work?

The price is £395 per person, which includes four night’s accommodation, three meals a day, luggage transport, privileged access to historical sites (including William Morris’s Red House, the Maison Dieu in Ospringe and Canterbury Cathedral), and which is more, a right merry time with a band of fellow literary pilgrims. Your humble editor M@ will also be tagging along, so see you there!

More details and booking information here…but you need to book by the end of the week.

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  • Shelly

    Link is wonky!

    • MattFromLondonist

      Working fine for me.