Barham and Adisham Walk | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Barham and Adisham Walk | Things to do

Barham and Adisham Walk

Barham and Adisham Walk


Passing through the quiet village of Adisham, joining the North Downs Way for a little while (which on a clear day the views are breathtaking) following footpaths and bridleways on this circular route is sure to delight. Set on the edge of the old coal mining area, you'll enjoy peaceful woodlands and the views over Barham downs plus you’ll really get a feel for the Kent countryside.

Start in Adisham, either by catching the train (Dover line), bus (Number 89 from Canterbury) or car (parking is limited near Holy Innocents’ Church).

This can be a muddy walk, especially if you’re walking in the winter or after a rainy spell. But if you want a walk that takes you into the depths of the Kent countryside and want to get away from it all, this is the perfect walk for you - you get a real sense of freedom and peace.

Part of this walk is also part of the Via Francigena journey if you want to explore some more of the area.

And if you are interested in Geocaching, there are numerous caches along this interesting walk.

The route description was written a few years ago so there are a few things to be aware of: Number 5 on the map - Twelve Acre Shaw isn’t signposted, but you will see the white painted New Woodlands Farm at the bottom of the field. Number 9 on the map - When you get to the farmyard, the gate is no longer there, but a stile which leads into a horse’s paddock. Follow the bridleway path to the left, which leads through the middle of the farmyard. Number 13 on the map - you will no longer see the Richborough Power Station as it was demolished in 2012.

Link to the leaflet and map

Route type: Circular
Distance: 6 miles | 9.66 km
Start postcode: CT3 3JE


What you need to know

Adisham, Canterbury, CT3 3JE