We have decided to stop putting it off and embark on our second stage of this ancient Pilgrims route from Canterbury to Rome, we set off in the summer, giving ourselves plenty of time to get practice miles in.
We’ll pick up where we left of in Arras and hope to make it through to Reims, we plan this time to follow the old route more closely, so although its less direct the roads should be much quieter for walking and thus be able to enjoy the scenery more.
The plan is:
Arras to Bapaume approx. 20 miles
Bapaume to Peronne approx. 20 miles
Peronne to St Quentin approx. 20 miles we have to detour from the original route into St Quentin as there isn’t any other accommodation en-route in the right location.
St Quentin to Villequier-Aumont approx. 20 miles
Villequier-Aumont to Suzy approx. 15 miles
Suzy to Vorges approx. 15 miles
Vorges to Pontavert approx. 20 miles
Pontavert to Reims approx. 20 miles
The longer distances should be fine as we’ll be carrying lighter rucksakes this time as we are staying at B & B’s and hotels along the route as there aren’t enough campsites in the right locations.