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Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/hambrook-marshes/(5 miles, 7 km)
Hambrook Marshes is set in the floodplain of the Great Stour in Wincheap, Canterbury. Offering opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching, the marshes are a place for the whole community.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/south-blean(2 miles, 4 km)
Decidious woodland, conifer and sweet chestnut plantation, as well as bog and heath.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/(3 miles, 6 km)
The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.
Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood/(4 miles, 7 km)
Clowes Wood is an area of mixed woodland between Canterbury and Whitstable. It has lots of tracks and trails and is well used by walkers, families and cyclists.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, explorekent.org/activities/duncan-down/(4 miles, 7 km)
Duncan Down Village Green 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.
Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/bigbury-camp(4 miles, 6 km)
Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood. There is some evidence that Bigbury is the site of a battle recorded by Julius Caesar during his first visit to England in 55BC.
Canterbury, CT2 8NL, explorekent.org/activities/whitehall-meadows-and-bingley-island/(5 miles, 8 km)
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.
Whitstable, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 862162(5 miles, 8 km)
The historic side of Whitstable is still very much present today via its network of alleyways which were an ideal escape routes for smugglers in the late 1700s. Most notable is Squeeze Gut Alley.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, CT2 9JX, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5571/victory-wood/(2 miles, 3 km)
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.
Whitstable, CT5 1BU, Tel: 01227 862162, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast(5 miles, 8 km)
The beach is one of the very few in the country that has a pub on it. With its pebbles and groynes, this unspoilt shoreline will make you reminisce. Choose to swim, stroll or sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets on this popular beach.
Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, explorekent.org/activities/larkey-valley-wood-local-nature-reserve/(5 miles, 8 km)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.