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Walking routes in the Canterbury district

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Herne Bay cultural trail

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.

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  • Rail station: Herne Bay (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
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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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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
 
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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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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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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.

 
 
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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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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
Queen Bertha's Walk, Canterbury

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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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.

 
 
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Chestfield, Whitstable, CT5 3LS, explorekent.org/activities/chestfield-walk

A 3.8 mile circular walk round the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. The walk includes field-side walking and has a section alongside Swale Brook.

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  • Rail station: Chestfield and Swalecliffe (1 mile)
 
 
 
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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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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
 
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