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While in Kent why not experience the fun and excitement of cricket - the English game? Kent County Cricket Club is the birthplace of the county game and offers groups the opportunity to enjoy the most English of pastimes.
Birchington, CT7 9QP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-minnis-bay-to-reculver-country-park
This is a lovely sea walk that is particularly refreshing during the summer months. There is plenty to see as you pass a salt-water lagoon, a working oyster farm and the Reculver Towers and fort.
Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver
Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/north-downs-way-circular-barham-and-adisham-walk
Passing through the distinctive village of Adisham, this North Downs Way circular is sure to delight. This walk is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Walk Route: Barham and Adisham
Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/
A walking and cycling route that follows the River Great Stour. As well as providing a safe and traffic free path that is accessible for wheelchair users, it makes it easy to access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham
William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/
An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cutural trail.
Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/cycling/cycle_routes/crab_and_winkle_way.aspx
Originally a six mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable
Canterbury to Dover/Folkestone, CT1 2LG, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-coast-to-cathedral
This is a challenging 50 mile (80km) circular ride on Regional Cycle Routes 16 and 17 linking Canterbury to Folkestone and Dover. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover
Canterbury Golf Club is a private members club open to members of the public by prior booking. It provides a golf shop, coaching, driving range and catering facilities. There is an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-grove-ferry
A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones upt to 30mm.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-chartham
A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Walk Route: Chartham
Canterbury, CT1 2JJ, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
Queen Bertha's walk links together the three parts of Canterbury's World Heritage Sites - the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church.
Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-oyster-bay-trail
If you enjoy great sea views, big skies and historic landscapes then visit the seven mile long Oyster Bay Trail. The route is mostly flat surfaced paths between Swalecliff and Reculver.
Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.
Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-fordwich-to-reed-pond
This popular walk is one of Explore Kent's Walks For All series passing through pleasant countryside and woodland from the village of Fordwich. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Walk Route: Fordwich Village to Reed Pond
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk
Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.