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Starts in William Street (car park), Herne Bay, CT6 5EW, 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.
Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of up to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1 2HX, Tel: 01872 263692, Email, www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/kent/canterbury
The Canterbury Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity if you're looking for things to do in Canterbury with the kids. It's even suitable for adults too! Can you follow the route and solve the sneaky clues set around Canterbury?
Farnham, GU9 8AD, explorekent.org/activities/north-downs-way-national-trail
The 153 mile North Downs Way offers spectacular views and a fascinating heritage, passing through the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Chartham, CT4 7HZ, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk-lost-landscapes
This 6.35 mile trail takes you alongside the River Stour, through ancient woodland, culminating with the spectacular views and prehistoric heritage of Chartham Downs.
Lenham, ME17 2PQ, explorekent.org/activities/stour-valley-walk
Follow the route of the River Stour from its source at Lenham, in the heart of the Garden of England, to the historic city of Canterbury and down to the Straits of Dover near Pegwell Bay.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BA
In the popular Walks For All series, the path is full of opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve.
Canterbury, CT1 2JT, explorekent.org/activities/christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury-walk
A walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk
A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. It follows through the Stour Valley and back along part of the North Downs Way.
Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, explorekent.org/activities/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.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-1-grove-ferry
This walk passes through an area of the reserve that used to flood naturally. In the 1930s and 40s, it was drained to create turf fields. Since 1995, it has been reverted to wetland and is managed by Natural England.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.co.uk/ViaFrancigena.aspx
Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome
Via Francigena is the ancient walking 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.
Hythe, CT21 6AR, explorekent.org/activities/elham-valley-way
Follow this 22.5 mile route as it meanders through hidden byways, ancient woodland and attractive villages surrounded by parkland, orchards and farmsteads.
Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood-walk
A level walk of 3.2 miles through Clowes Wood and open farmland. There are benches along the route but no toilet facilities.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162
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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, explorekent.org/activities/dunkirk-denstroude-walk
This route is 4.5 miles long and passes through Dunkirk village and Bossendon Wood which witnessed the last battle on English soil in 1838.