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Curtis Wood
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.

 
 
 
Whitstable © Sue Robinson

Whitstable, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The historic side of Whitstable is still very much present today vis its network of alleyways which are ideal escape routes for smugglers in the late 1700s. Most noteable is Squeeze Gut Alley.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel:

Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury West (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org

This working harbour's activities include fishing, commercial shipping, restaurants, café, shellfish and fish sales, sailing barge trips, wind farm operations storage facilities and beach hut rental.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes, with their colourful beach huts, roll gently towards the sea and provide and excellent vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Get views of the wartime forts and Southend.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today, it is one of few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.

 
 
 
Larkey Valley Wood

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

 
 
 
Victory Wood, view towards main ridge
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, Tel: , Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/

This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Tankerton Beach Huts

Tankerton, Whitstable, CT5 2BD, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope down to the beach, characterised by pretty wooden beach huts and an established sailing club. Blue Flag Award 2014.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Whitstable sailing yacht

Whitstable, CT5 1BU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast

The beach at Whistable is one of very few in the country that has the benefit of a pub on it! Whitstable has excellent conditions for water sports and is a popular windsurfing and sailing destination.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

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

 
 
 
Duncan Down Village Green, Whitstable
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email

Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (3 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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