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Walking routes in the Canterbury district

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Herne Bay Cultural Trail, Barnes Wallis Statue

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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Canterbury, CT1 2JT, explorekent.org/activities/christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury-walk

A walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
 
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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 Cathedral, Queen Bertha's Walk

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.

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  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
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Canterbury, CT3 4BP, explorekent.org/activities/grove-ferry-walk-a-taste-of-the-garden-of-england

This gentle stroll strikes off along the banks of the Great Stour, passing the numerous boats that float lazily along the river.

 
 
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Birchington-On-Sea, CT7 9QP, explorekent.org/activities/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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral
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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.

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  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Miles: 1200
  • Rail station: Canterbury East/West (1 mile)
 
 
 
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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.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
 
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