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Walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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Canterbury Cathedral © Tim Stubbings

Canterbury, CT1 2JJ, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury Walk

Canterbury, CT1 2JT, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/literary-walks-christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury

Walk Route: Canterbury

Join Kent Libraries and Archives and Explore Kent on this exciting circular walk around Canterbury, celebrating Marlowe. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

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  • Duration: Allow 1 Hour
  • Miles: 2
  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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Birchington, CT7 9QP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-minnis-bay-to-reculver-country-park

Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver

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.

 
 
 
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Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-reculver

Walk Route: Reculver

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 Tourist Guides

Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EE, Tel: 01227 459779, Email, www.canterburyguidedtours.com

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute walking tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Tankerton Slopes

Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

The cliff-top lawns of Tankerton Slopes, with their colourful beach huts, roll gently towards the sea and provide and excellent vantage point to watch the nautical world go by. Get views of the wartime forts and Southend.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-grove-ferry

A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones upt to 30mm.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

This walk passes through ancient woodlands including Bossenden Wood, the scene of the last armed uprising on English soil. The woods are now part of Blean Woods National Nature Reserve managed by the RSPB.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/

This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary. Kent Wildlife Trust owns and manage much of the woodland.

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  • Duration: Allow 1.5 to 2 hours walking time
  • Miles: 4
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk

This walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning through open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley. Kent Wildlife Trust now own and mange much of the woodland.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/visiting-the-blean/walking/

The Big Blean Walk is a 25 mile circular walk through one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk

The walk starts and finishes in ancient oak and chestnut woods, crossing the Sarre Penn stream into the open countryside of the Broad Oak Valley.

 
 
 
Tours of the Realm, logo

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 2PR, Tel: 01303 863869, Email, www.toursoftherealm.com

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.

 
 
 
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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 1BB, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-stodmarsh

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full or opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
 
Longleys Private Hire Ltd

Unit 5, Broad Oak Road, Canterbury, CT2 7QE, Tel: 01227 710777, Email, www.longleysprivatehire.co.uk/category/tours/

Travel is not about seeing new destinations, it's about experiencing them. Discover England's finest locations in chauffeur driven comfort, itineraries designed for you, no crowds, no rushing, just you.

 
 
Explore Kent

Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/north-downs-way-circular-barham-and-adisham-walk

Walk Route: Barham and Adisham

Passing through the distinctive village of Adisham, this North Downs Way circular is sure to delight. This walk is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website)

 
 
 
Canterbury Audio Tours, Visitors

The Welcome Centre, Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW, Tel: 01227 637556, Email, www.canterburyaudiotours.co.uk

The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Herne Bay cultural trail

William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515, www.hernebayculturaltrail.co.uk/

An opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town with this walking cutural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station. For more information see the website.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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