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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.
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
Join Kent Libraries and Archives and Explore Kent on this exciting circular walk around Canterbury, celebrating Marlowe. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Walk Route: Canterbury
Brompton Dock is an innovative cycle hire scheme that uses folding bicycles. These bikes are available for both long and short-term hire and can be hired 24/7/365. They can be taken on public transport, even during peak times.
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
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.
Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver
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.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the historic City of Canterbury – or taking a trip to the coast.
Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/cycling/cycle_routes/pilgrims_cycle_trail.aspx
This wonderful new cycle route follows much of the historic Pilgrims Way. It has been created to provide fantastic cycling for anyone wishing to enjoy a sunny day cycling leisurely through the heart of Kent.
Cycle Route: Rochester, Detling, Ashford, Canterbury
As one of the most historic sailing vessels on the Kent coast, S.B GRETA, spends the summer months chartering from the South Quay, Whitstable Harbour, around the Maunsell Forts, Wind Farm, taking in views of Herne Bay & Whitstable coastline
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
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.
Walk Route: Reculver
Wiilam 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.
Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers – for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the town and gentle coastline of Whitstable – or taking a trip to Canterbury.
Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/countryside_and_coast/cycling/cycle_routes/crab_and_winkle_way.aspx
Originally a six mile railway line running between Canterbury and Whitstable between 1830 and 1952, some of it was reopened as a cycle and walking route.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable
While in Kent why not experience the fun and excitement of cricket - the English game? Kent County Cricket Club is the birthplace of the county game and offers groups the opportunity to enjoy the most English of pastimes.
Reculver to Swalecliffe, CT6 6ST, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-oyster-bay-trail
If you enjoy great sea views, big skies and historic landscapes then visit the seven mile long Oyster Bay Trail. The route is mostly flat surfaced paths between Swalecliff and Reculver.
Cycle Route: Reculver to Swalecliffe
Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/
A walking and cycling route that follows the River Great Stour. As well as providing a safe and traffic free path that is accessible for wheelchair users, it makes it easy to access the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk
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.
Canterbury to Dover/Folkestone, CT1 2LG, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/cycling/find-a-cycle-route-or-centre/cycle-rides-coast-to-cathedral
This is a challenging 50 mile (80km) circular ride on Regional Cycle Routes 16 and 17 linking Canterbury to Folkestone and Dover. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).
Cycle Route: Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover
Marine Parade, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BE, Tel: 01227 862162, Email
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.
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 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.