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Whitstable Alley Ways © Peter Fry

Whitstable, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 862162, Email(5 miles, 8 km)

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.

 
 
Whitstable Beach © Tim Stubbings

Whitstable, CT5 1BU, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, 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.

 
 
Curtis Wood Park, Herne Bay
Green Flag Award

Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Email(4 miles, 7 km)

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 Harbour

Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org(5 miles, 8 km)

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

 
 
Victory Woods
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Yorkletts, Whitstable, CT2 9JX, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5571/victory-wood/(4 miles, 6 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.

 
 
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, Email, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes(5 miles, 8 km)

Tankerton Slopes, just outside Whitstable, is an area of common land between the town and the seashore. It has brightly coloured beach huts and steep paths that lead down to the beach.

 
 
Larkey Valley Wood, Canterbury

Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, Email(3 miles, 5 km)

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

 
 
Tankerton Beach, Whitstable

Tankerton, Whitstable, CT5 2BD, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/coast(5 miles, 8 km)

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 2015.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, www.theblean.co.uk/(1 miles, 2 km)

The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.

 
 
Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Email(2 miles, 2 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.

 
 
Duncan Down Village Green
Green Flag Award

Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Email(4 miles, 6 km)

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.

 
 
Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8NL(1 miles, 2 km)

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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