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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 cutural trail. Start at the historical mural in William Street and finish at Herne Bay Railway Station. For more information see the website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.