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Walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, Email, explorekent.org/activities/blean-wildart-trail-walk-kent-wildlife-trust

Walk Route: Blean Wildart Trail - 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, with a surprise around every corner.

 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, Email, explorekent.org/activities/dunkirk-denstroude-walk

This route is 4.5 miles long and passes through Dunkirk village and Bossendon Wood which witnessed the last battle on English soil in 1838.

 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, Email, explorekent.org/activities/herne-and-west-blean-wood-walk

This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary.

 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, Email, explorekent.org/activities/herne-tyler-hill-broad-oak-walk

This 8.5 mile walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning to open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley.

 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, 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.

 
 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, Email, explorekent.org/activities/tyler-hill-and-the-sarre-penn-valley-walk

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.

 
 
 
Queen Bertha's Walk, Canterbury

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, 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
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Hythe, CT21 6AR, Email, 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.

 
 
Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, 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.

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  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Miles: 1200
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
 
 
 
Herne Bay cultural trail

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 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
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Email, explorekent.org/activities/barham-adisham-walk

This six mile is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through and a few perfect places to discover a picnic.

 
 
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours

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

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.

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  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Miles: 0
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Canterbury Dining Tours

Suits 3 -4 , 22 Stour Street, Canterbury, CT1 3AG, Tel: 07427687577, Email, www.canterburydiningtours.co.uk/

The self guided Canterbury Dining Tour embarks on a historical passage through Canterbury's city walls, visiting some of the city's finest restaurants in the process.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (0.4 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Email, 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.

 
 
 
Tankerton Slopes © Tim Stubbings

Marine Parade, Whitstable, CT5 2BQ, Email, explorekent.org/activities/tankerton-slopes

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.

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  • Rail station: Whitstable (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Tours of the Realm, logo

PO Box 1023, Canterbury, CT1 9GR, 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.

 
 
 
Explore Kent

Canterbury, CT1 2JT, Email, explorekent.org/activities/christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury-walk

A walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Explore Kent

Chartham, CT4 7HZ, Email, 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.

 
 
 
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