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Activities in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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The Great Stour Way, logo

Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/great-stour-way/

Cycle Route: Canterbury to Chartham

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.

 
 
Greta Sailing Barge

Whitstable Harbour, Whitstable, CT5 1AB, Tel: 07711657919, Email, www.greta1892.co.uk

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

 
 
Explore Kent

Mid-point Canterbury, CT1 2DA, 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-pilgrims-cycle-trail

Cycle Route: Rochester, Detling, Ashford, Canterbury

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Explore Kent logo

Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-fordwich-to-reed-pond

Walk Route: Fordwich Village to Reed Pond

This popular walk is one of Explore Kent's Walks For All series passing through pleasant countryside and woodland from the village of Fordwich. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
Herne Bay Cycle Hire
Beautiful South Awards Silver

Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

Daily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers - for recreational cyclists, families, tourists and student groups, exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Reculver or inland towards Canterbury.

 
 
Whitstable Cycle Hire, on beach
Beautiful South Awards Silver

61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG, Tel: 01227 388058, Email, www.kentcyclehire.com

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.

 
 
Explore Kent logo

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).

 
 
Canterbury Tourist Guides

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.

 
 
Herne Bay Mini Golf Club

iFun @ Sundancers, 136 - 145 Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 8SS, Tel: 01227 375098, Email, www.ifunatsandancers.co.uk

Herne Bay Mini Golf is an 18 hole course right on Herne Bay's seafront, just 3 minutes walk from the Pier. It is a great family activity and suitable for all ages and abilities.

 
 
Explore Kent

Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LS, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/chestfield-walk

Walk Route: Chestfield

A 3.8 mile circular walk round the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
Canterbury Dining Tours

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

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

 
 
Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury-cathedral.org

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

 
 
Explore Kent, logo

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.

 
 
Crab & Winkle Way

Canterbury to Whitstable, CT1 2AH, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/crab-winkle-way/

Cycle Route: Canterbury to Whitstable

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.

 
 
Explore Kent logo

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.

 
 
Explore Kent

Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-chartham

Walk Route: Chartham

A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
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