- See & Do
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- Canterbury District
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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.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/, (2 miles, 3kms)
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket, (1 miles, 2kms)
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.
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk, (3 miles, 5kms)
Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/, (4 miles, 6kms)
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 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/, (4 miles, 6kms)
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.
Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 01227 274086, www.whitstableharbour.org, (5 miles, 8kms)
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. Tourist attractions include The Oyster Festival.
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. Seaside Award 2013.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/, (4 miles, 7kms)
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.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/whitehall-meadows-bingley-island/, (1 miles, 2kms)
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.
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, (5 miles, 8kms)
The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes roll gently towards the sea and provide an excellent view of 'The Street' and a vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Tankerton is east of Whitstable town centre.