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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 cultural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162
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.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, 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.
Lenham, ME17 2PQ, explorekent.org/activities/stour-valley-walk
Follow the route of the River Stour from its source at Lenham, in the heart of the Garden of England, to the historic city of Canterbury and down to the Straits of Dover near Pegwell Bay.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BA
In the popular Walks For All series, the path is full of opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve.
Gravesend, DA, explorekent.org/activities/saxon-shore-way
Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago.
Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-1-grove-ferry
This walk passes through an area of the reserve that used to flood naturally. In the 1930s and 40s, it was drained to create turf fields. Since 1995, it has been reverted to wetland and is managed by Natural England.
The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, 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.
Chartham, CT4 7HZ, 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.
Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7HZ, explorekent.org/activities/chartham-walk-secondary-route-lost-landscapes
The 3.5 mile Chartham North Trail follows the North Downs Way through the northern part of the parish, focusing on local field names.
Canterbury, CT1 2JT, explorekent.org/activities/christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury-walk
A walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.
Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, explorekent.org/activities/fordwich-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.
Canterbury, CT1 2BD, explorekent.org/activities/the-way-of-st-augustine
The Way of St Augustine is approximately 19 miles long connecting the Shrine of St Augustine in Ramsgate to historic Canterbury, following in the footsteps of St Augustine.
Hythe, CT21 6AR, 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.
Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, 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.
Blean, Herne Bay, CT6 7NZ, explorekent.org/activities/blean-wildart-trail-walk-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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, 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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, 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.