Sports and Leisure in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable all offer great sports and leisure activities for you to participate in such as water sports on the coast or a round of golf at one of the districts high quality golf courses. Alternatively, if you would rather be a spectator, Canterbury is home to the Kent County Cricket Club where you can enjoy top notch local and international events.

Canterbury's countryside is best explored on foot and the region is laced with walking routes, tracks and footbaths - including two of Britain's long distance footpaths, the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way.

Alternatively explore the Canterbury district by bicycle. A network of cycle routes passes through some of Canterbury's most beautiful countryside and woodland.

people canoeing on the river stour in Fordwich, near Canterbury

Water Activities

Take a leisurely boat trip or learn to canoe in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Water Activities

golfers teeing off at Canterbury Golf Club

Sports & Adrenaline

Indulge in your passion for sports and adrenaline activities such as paint balling and off road activities.

Sports & Adrenaline

walkers in Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island, Canterbury


The Canterbury district is best explored on foot. Leave the car behind and side-step into the slow lane.


cyclists cycling towards reculver country park and towers in herne bay


A network of cycle routes passes through some of the Canterbury district's most beautiful countryside and woodland.


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