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The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , 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, Tel: , 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, Tel: , 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.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/visiting-the-blean/walking/

The Big Blean Walk is a 25 mile circular walk through one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

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

The walk starts and finishes in ancient oak and chestnut woods, crossing the Sarre Penn stream into the open countryside of the Broad Oak Valley.

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Herne Bay cultural trail

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. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station. For more information see the website.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Herne Bay Cycle Hire
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Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, 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 coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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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)

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-reculver

Walk Route: Reculver

Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Head through Reculver Country Park along the famous Saxon Shore Way and back alongside the strand.

 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
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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

Walk Route: Barham and Adisham

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)

 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
Explore Kent

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

Walk Route: 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)

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  • Duration: Allow 2.5 hours
  • Miles: 5
  • Rail station: Chartham (0 mile)
 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral © Tim Stubbings

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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