Explore outdoors | Visit Canterbury

Explore outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors!

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 area 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.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro at cycling, you’ll find local routes for all levels of ability - we especially recommend the routes which take in Canterbury’s rich heritage or escape to the coast through beautiful countryside and woodland.

Don’t have a bicycle for your trip around Canterbury? Don’t worry - you can hire one!