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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 cultural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station.
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.
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.
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.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7HZ, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk-secondary-route-lost-landscapes
The 3.5 mile Chartham North Trail follows the North Downs Way through the northern part of the parish, focusing on local field names.
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.
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.
Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, explorekent.org/activities/reculver-walk
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.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-walk-a-taste-of-the-garden-of-england
This gentle stroll strikes off along the banks of the Great Stour, passing the numerous boats that float lazily along the river.
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.
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.
Blean, Herne Bay, CT6 7NZ, explorekent.org/activities/blean-wildart-trail-walk-kent-wildlife-trust
The Wildart Trail highlights and celebrates features of the native woods, a walk of discovery through different habitats within a beautiful ancient woodland setting.
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.
Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LS, explorekent.org/activities/chestfield-walk
A 3.8 mile circular walk round the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. The walk includes field-side walking and has a section alongside Swale Brook.
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 to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862000, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/
Walk Route: Canterbury to Chartham
A walking and cycling route that follows the River Great Stour. As well as providing a safe and traffic free path that is accessible for wheelchair users, it makes it easy to access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Birchington-On-Sea, CT7 9QP, explorekent.org/activities/minnis-bay-to-reculver-country-park
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.