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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.
Canterbury to Chartham, CT2 8BG, Tel: 01227 862000, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/things-to-do-in-the-district/walking-cycling-routes/
Walk 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.
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.
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.
Farnham, GU9 8AD, explorekent.org/activities/north-downs-way-national-trail
The 153 mile North Downs Way offers spectacular views and a fascinating heritage, passing through the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.
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.
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.
Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3ER, explorekent.org/activities/clowes-wood-walk
A level walk of 3.2 miles through Clowes Wood and open farmland. There are benches along the route but no toilet facilities.
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.
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 2JT, explorekent.org/activities/christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury-walk
A walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.
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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, 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.
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.
Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, 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.