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Explore Kent

Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, 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-pilgrims-cycle-trail

Cycle Route: Rochester, Detling, Ashford, Canterbury

This wonderful new cycle route follows much of the historic Pilgrims Way. It has been created to provide fantastic cycling for anyone wishing to enjoy a sunny day cycling leisurely through the heart of Kent.

 
 
 
Canterbury Christ Church Gate and bike
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House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Brompton Dock Ltd

Station Road West, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8AN, Tel: 020 8232 3931, Email, www.bromptondock.co.uk

Brompton Dock is an innovative cycle hire scheme that uses folding bicycles. These bikes are available for both long and short-term hire and can be hired 24/7/365. They can be taken on public transport, even during peak times.

 
 
 
Oyster Bay Trail

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

Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe

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.

 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.co.uk/ViaFrancigena.aspx

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Via Francigena is the ancient route from Canterbury to Rome, followed by archbishops travelling to receive from the pope their symbols of authority as well as ordinary pilgrims en route to Rome or onward to Jerusalem.

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  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Miles: 1200
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
 
 
 
Kent County Cricket Club, wicket and bat
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Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ, Tel: 01227 456886, Email, www.kentcricket.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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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

Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover

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)

 
 
 
Crab & Winkle Way

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

Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable

With seven miles of almost traffic-free cycling, the Crab and Winkle Way between Canterbury and Whitstable explores a delightful slice of east Kent, packed with history and nostalgia. (Information courtesy of Explore Kent website).

 
 
 
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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

Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver

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.

 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
The Great Stour Way, logo

Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/

Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham

The Great Stour Way is part of National Cycle Network Route 18 and provides a 3 mile long traffic free pedestrian, cycle and disabled access path between Chartham and Canterbury along the River Great Stour.

 
 
 
Canoe Wild, Canterbury

Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4BP, Tel: 01227 469219, Email, www.canoewild.co.uk

Explore Kent’s amazing and tranquil rivers with Canoe Wild. Hire a Canadian style open canoe and experience stunning scenery, get close to wildlife and feel the benefits of canoeing as a gentle outdoor activity.

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  • Rail station: Sturry (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 1BB, 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-stodmarsh

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full or opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
 
Whitstable Cycle Hire, on beach
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61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk/

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

This walk passes through ancient woodlands including Bossenden Wood, the scene of the last armed uprising on English soil. The woods are now part of Blean Woods National Nature Reserve managed by the RSPB.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk/

This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary. Kent Wildlife Trust owns and manage much of the woodland.

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  • Duration: Allow 1.5 to 2 hours walking time
  • Miles: 4
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk

This walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning through open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley. Kent Wildlife Trust now own and mange much of the woodland.

 
 
 
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