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Walking routes in the Canterbury district

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Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0BX, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-fordwich-to-reed-pond

Walk Route: Fordwich Village 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. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
 
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Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/north-downs-way-circular-barham-and-adisham-walk

Walk Route: Barham and Adisham

Passing through the distinctive village of Adisham, this North Downs Way circular is sure to delight. This walk is relatively flat with plenty of open fields to venture through. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website)

 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral

The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH, Tel: 01227 862162, Email, www.canterbury.co.uk/ViaFrancigena.aspx

Walk Route: Canterbury to Rome

Via Francigena is the ancient 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)
 
 
 
Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury Walk

Canterbury, CT1 2JT, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/literary-walks-christopher-marlowe-and-canterbury

Walk Route: Canterbury

Join Kent Libraries and Archives and Explore Kent on this exciting circular walk around Canterbury, celebrating Marlowe. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

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  • Duration: Allow 1 Hour
  • Miles: 2
  • Rail station: Canterbury East (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
Canterbury Cathedral © Tim Stubbings

Canterbury, CT1 2JJ, Tel: 01227 862162, Email

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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Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-grove-ferry

A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones upt to 30mm.

 
 
 
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Chartham, Canterbury, CT4 7JW, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-chartham

Walk Route: Chartham

A village green and historic houses are the hallmarks of Chartham at the start of this pleasant circular walk. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website)

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  • Duration: Allow 2.5 hours
  • Miles: 5
  • Rail station: Chartham (0 mile)
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

This walk passes through ancient woodlands including Bossenden Wood, the scene of the last armed uprising on English soil. The woods are now part of Blean Woods National Nature Reserve managed by the RSPB.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk/

This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary. Kent Wildlife Trust owns and manage much of the woodland.

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  • Duration: Allow 1.5 to 2 hours walking time
  • Miles: 4
 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk

This walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning through open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley. Kent Wildlife Trust now own and mange much of the woodland.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , 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.

 
 
 
The Blean Woods

New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, Tel: , www.theblean.co.uk

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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Birchington, CT7 9QP, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-minnis-bay-to-reculver-country-park

Walk Route: Minnis Bay to Reculver

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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Herne Bay, CT6 6SU, Tel: 03000 41 71 71 , Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-in-east-kent-reculver

Walk Route: Reculver

Enjoy the sights and sounds to be experienced along one of the most rapidly changing stretches of the Kent coastline. Head through Reculver Country Park along the famous Saxon Shore Way and back alongside the strand.

 
 
 
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Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 1BB, Tel: 03000 41 71 71, Email, www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/walks-for-all-stodmarsh-national-nature-reserve-stodmarsh

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full or opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve. (Information courtesy of the Explore Kent website).

 
 
 
Herne Bay cultural trail

William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5EQ, Tel: 01227 868515, 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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