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Walks under 5 miles in the Canterbury district

Explore Canterbury's countryside with a short walk. The walks below are all 5 miles or under. Full details for all the walks can be found on the Explore Kent website by clicking on the links.

wildart sculptures in the Blean woods

Blean Wildart Trail - Kent Wildlife Trust

Distance: 1.1 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT6 7NZ

The Wildart Trail highlights and celebrates features of the native woods, a walk of discovery through different habitats within a beautiful ancient woodland setting, with a surprise around every corner. 

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Chartham North Lost Landscapes Trail

Distance: 3.5 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT4 7HZ

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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orchard during the autumn

Chartham Walk

Distance: 5 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT4 7JW

A village green and historic houses are the hallmark 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.

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signpost on the chestfield walk in Whitstable

Chestfield Walk

Distance: 3.8 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT5 3LS

A 3.8 mile circular walk around the edge of Chestfield village and through the village's conservation area. The walk includes field-side walking, has a selection alongside Swale Brook, passes Tudor Manor buildings, and skirts the golf course and the Cricket and Rugby Club grounds.

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path through Clowes Wood in Herne Bay

Clowes Wood Easy Access Trail

Distance: 3.2 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT5 3ER

A level walk of 3.2 miles through Clowes Wood and open farmland. There are benches along the route but no toilet facilities. Open from dawn till dusk.

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autumn leaf

Dunkirk and Denstroude Walk

Distance: 4.5 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: ME13 9LL

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. Allow 2.5 hours for this trail.

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Fordwich to Reed Pond Easy Access Trail

Distance: 2.5 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT2 0BX

This popular walk is one of our Walks For All series, passing through pleasant countryside and woodland from the village of Fordwich.

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autumn leaf

Herne and West Blean Wood Walk

Distance: 3.5 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT6 7JX

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

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plaque for Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury

Marlowe's Canterbury Walk

Distance: 1.6 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT1 2JT

A 1.6 mile or 1.3 mile walk through the playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe's Canterbury.

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beach at minnis bay

Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park

Distance: 3.7 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT7 9QP

This is a lovely sea walk, that is particularly refreshing during the summer months. Along the walk from Minnis Bay to Reculver 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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Reculver Towers at Reculver Country Park, Herne Bay

Reculver Walk

Distance: 3.5 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT6 6SU

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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Kingfisher at stodmarsh national nature reserve, canterbury

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve 1 - Grove Ferry

Distance: 1.25 miles
Route type: Linear
Start postcode: CT3 4BP

A short walk of 1.25 miles. The hard surfaces are well compacted but with occasional stones up to 30mm. Although most of the grass surfaces are short and flat, in some locations the ground is more uneven with rougher grass.

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swans at Stodmarsh national nature reserve, canterbury

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve 2 - Stodmarsh

Distance: 0.6 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT3 4BA

One of the special routes in the popular Walks For All series, the path is full of opportunities for everyone to explore the wildlife of this fine nature reserve, even taking advantage of a strategic bird hide as well as secure board walks.

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autumn leaf

Tyler Hill and the Sarre Penn Valley Walk

Distance: 3.4 miles
Route type: Circular
Start postcode: CT2 9NE

This 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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