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Royal Saxon Way


56 km / 35 miles
The Royal Saxon Way links sixteen historic parish churches and other ancient ecclesiastical sites. At either end are the church of Folkestone and the Abbey of Minster-in-Thanet, unusually preserving relics of their original Anglo-Saxon royal saints. The route crosses the North Downs via Lyminge in the Elham Valley, site of another Anglo-Saxon shrine.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: TR229358 - Folkestone, Kent View on StreetMap
Finish: TR310642 - Minster, Kent View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Royal Saxon Way


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 179, 189
OS Landranger Active 179, 189
OS Explorer 138, 150
OS Explorer Active 138, 150

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Route Profile:

57.0 km (35.4 miles)
736 m (2,415 ft) ascent
178 m (584 ft)  maximum height

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