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Walking in the Canterbury district

Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the surrounding countryside is best explored on foot. Leave the car behind, side-step into the slow lane, and enjoy life at a more relaxed pace. Take time to savour the sights and sounds of this glorious part of East Kent.

The region is laced with trails, tracks and footpaths - including two of Britain's long distance footpaths, the Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way. Whether you want to ramble for a day or amble for an hour, Canterbury's countryside is right on track and offers a rich choice for everyone - from casual walkers to seasoned ramblers.

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Walks Under 5 Miles

Explore Canterbury's countryside and coast with a short walk. These walks are all 5 miles or under.

Walks Under 5 Miles

boats on the river stour at grove ferry, canterbury

Middle Distance Walks

Explore the Canterbury district with these middle distance walks all over 5 miles in distance.

Middle Distance Walks

Minnis Bay beach

Coastal Walks

With 14.5 miles of coastline these walks cover the coastal areas of Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Coastal Walks

view across fields to a church on the Elham Valley Way

Long Distance Walks

If you fancy a challenge then try one of Canterbury's long distance walks starting or ending in the district.

Long Distance Walks

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Walking Events

Walking events in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Walking Events

Cycling Events

Cycling events in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. 

 Cycling Events

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