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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1005003.aspx
Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England
As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline
Mill Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 7DR, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01227 687487, www.herne-mill.btik.com
Herne Mill is the latest in a long line of mills, which have occupied the site for centuries. It is a local landmark on the skyline above the ancient village of Herne and is a 'sea mark' from the Thames Estuary.
The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located just yards from the beach in the centre of Whitstable town, on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity and offers stunning sea views.
King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0DB, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01227 711950, www.fordwichtown.org/
Although it is believed that there was an earlier building on the site, the present Guildhall, or Town Hall as it is known today, was built in 1544 during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, (4 miles, 6kms), 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.
The Aspinall Foundation's Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a great day out for groups of all sizes where education, conservation and fun combine. Set in over 100 acres of beautiful ancient parkland.
Island Wall, Whitstable, CT5 1EP, (5 miles, 7kms), www.favourite.org.uk
This oyster yawl, which is also known as a smack, was built in 1890 by the Whitstable Shipping company and worked until 1944. She can now be viewed between the seawall and Island Wall, about 200m east of the Neptune pub.
This fabulous new visitor attraction provides state of the art special and permanent exhibition galleries, a brand new library, excellent learning facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.
104 High Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AZ, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 272042, www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk
Community theatre offering a wide range of entertainment - plays, pantomimes, music, comedy and active youth group.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TZ, (1 miles, 2kms), 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.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT1 2DB, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/parks-and-gardens/westgate-parks/
The Westgate Gardens can be found close to the City centre, just next to the West Gate Tower. The eleven acres of public gardens provide an ideal setting for a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Stour.
Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of 2 to 3 people. An exclusive, bespoke and superior service for discerning travellers. Day tours or longer tours available on request.
Dating back to the 1790's, Whitstable Castle and Gardens has been home to local merchants and dignitaries remaining a landmark attraction throughout its history. It is a 'must see' for everyone visiting the town of Whitstable.
Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5LU, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01227 862162, Email
In the spring and summer months the seafront's beauty is enhanced by gardens, which bring floral colour for visitors who pass the Clock Tower and Bandstand.
Riverscroft, Grove Ferry, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 0300 333 5146, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-park/grove-ferry-picnic-site
Grove Ferry Picnic Site is next to the River Stour and a good base for following the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or the Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Reserve.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, CT2 9JX, (5 miles, 8kms), 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.
Wildwood Wild Animal Park is a year-round experience for all the family in 40 acres of ancient woodland with over 50 species of British wildlife. Enjoy special events, talks and feeds around the park, adventure playzone and restaurant.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 01227 862000, Email
This area 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.
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 01227 767345, www.english-heritage.org.uk/staugustinesabbey
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.