Area: Kent

'Explore Kent is a Kent County Council led partnership initiative with public, private and voluntary sector partners that promote and actively encourage Kent's residents to access, enjoy and benefit from the great natural resources that Kent has to offer. We also work alongside our friends at Visit Kent to promote Kent to the wider UK and European community as an outdoor leisure destination.'

Category Kent
Navigate the Website>>> Explore OUR MAP
Walks described here by
See also

Recreational Walks in Kent [Wikipedia]

Area
Visits to the Website1154
Views of 'Full' Record1911

'Ashford Green Corridor is a green space that runs through the town of Ashford in Kent, England. The Green Corridor is made up of parks, recreation grounds and other green spaces alongside the rivers that flow through Ashford.'

Category Ashford
Starting fromSingleton Lake
Area
Visits to the Website666
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'Established as a country park in 1992 on the site of a disused claypit Beacon Wood is now a thriving ecosystem home to an abundant range of wildlife and a popular retreat for local residents escaping the hussle and bustle of every day life.'

Category Dartford
Starting fromBean
Description from

Friends of Beacon Wood

See also

Walks for all - Beacon Wood Country Park [Kent County Council] | Beacon Wood Country Park [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Area
Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record1586

Download from the Website PDFs of walks around and about Boxley: 'You can leave your comments and feedback about each of the walks using the feedback form provided.'

Note also: Vinters Valley Nature Reserve 'is your local wildlife oasis tucked away between the Vinters Park and Grove Green housing estates and also close to Vinters Community School ... You are welcome to visit on any day of the year and spend some time exploring the reserve on one of the many pathways provided, or just to sit and breathe in the quiet atmosphere on one of the seats dotted around the reserve'.

And: Waterslade Woodlands 'There are numerous paths, and you can spend hours peacefully walking along them, imagining that you are deep in rural Kent rather than just a few hundred metres from a motorway.'

Category Maidstone
Starting fromBoxley
See also

Holy Tricks at Boxley [AA Walks and Bike Rides]

Area
Visits to the Website799
Views of 'Full' Record2012

'Originally named for the Chart well on the property, the 800 acres of rolling farmland and woodland have been part of Chartwell since 1848 when the Colquhoun's owned the property. It wasn't until 1921 that the land was split into smaller lots at auction, with the house and 82 acres being bought in 1922 by one legendary statesman.'

Navigate the Website>>> Things to See and Do
Size (acreage)800
Starting fromWesterham
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website533
Views of 'Full' Record1423

'Offers a remote landscape with open horizons and skies - ideal for long summer walks and attracting spectacular numbers of wintering waders. A number of trails at varied lengths afford great views over the pools, the wildlife, and the River Thames running alongside.'

Category Gravesham
Size (acreage)585
Starting fromCliffe Pools
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website714
Views of 'Full' Record1304

'The managed wood pasture at Cobham is historically significant as it is considered by many to be the closest type of landscape in lowland Britain to that which existed in prehistoric times. Set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the site is also classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rarity of the wood pasture habitat.'

Category Woodland Walks
Starting fromCobham Wood and Mausoleum
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1171
Views of 'Full' Record5062

'Dartford Ramblers was formed in 1992 with Gravesham added four years later. Our membership consists of people from all walks of life who live not only the two districts mentioned but also in Bexley and south east London.'

Category Dartford
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website1114
Views of 'Full' Record1860

'Deal, the first town in the South of England to be awarded Walkers Are Welcome status, is a hidden gem on Kent’s coast ... The town's seafront is a delight, full of interest and leading to the White Cliffs, which start a couple of miles on at Kingsdown. There is an excellent network of well maintained paths taking ramblers into the countryside ...'

Category Dover
Navigate the Website>>> DEAL Welcomes Walkers [PDF]
Starting fromDeal
Area
Visits to the Website583
Views of 'Full' Record1063

Doddington Place Gardens is part of a 850 acres Edwarding estate, located on the edge of Doddington village, near Faversham in Kent.'

Category Swale
Size (acreage)10
Starting fromDoddington
Area
Visits to the Website605
Views of 'Full' Record1226

'Our walks take place all year round on public rights of way, in the districts of Dover, Thanet and sometimes Canterbury ... Members work with other local walking groups to help keep rights of way in good order and accessible to all.'

Category Dover
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website694
Views of 'Full' Record1477

'If you haven't been to Dungeness, nothing can quite prepare you for the landscape – mile after mile of shingle, which is wild and a little weird! On a cold winter's day, it is a delight to sit snug in the visitor centre and look out through a huge picture window at all the waterbirds on the large gravel pit just outside. Often a rare grebe or diver is among them, and it is perhaps the best place in the UK for watching the delightful smew.'

Category Shepway
Starting fromLydd-on-Sea
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website738
Views of 'Full' Record1453

'The East Kent Group generally walk on the last Sunday of each month 8 -10 miles all day walks, bring your own luch with pub / cafe stops for drinks.'

Category Kent
Area
Visits to the Website552
Views of 'Full' Record1089

Access to details of a number of shorter walks around and about Ashford, as well as of the longer district walks which pass through Ashford.

Category Ashford
Navigate the Website>>> Explore OUR MAP
Starting fromAshford
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website954
Views of 'Full' Record1530

Shorter walks around and about East Kent, plus links to some longer distance walks that traverse the Dover District.

Category Dover
Navigate the Website>>> Explore OUR MAP
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website555
Views of 'Full' Record1271

Links to details of over a dozen walks and groups of walks around and about Maidstone and West Kent.

Category Maidstone
Navigate the Website>>> Explore OUR MAP
Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website627
Views of 'Full' Record1264

Almost a score of links to descriptions of long and shorter walks around and about the Borough.

Navigate the Website>>> Explore OUR MAP
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website631
Views of 'Full' Record1146

Details of about three dozen walks, all freely available to download.

Category Kent
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website581
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'Owing to the way that the rural district's boundaries are drawn, Frindsbury Extra (which is basically a continuation of the parish of Frindsbury in Strood) has the villages of Wainscott, Upper and Lower Upnor plus other outlying settlements while Frindsbury parish, which contains the parish church of All Saints, does not. Nonetheless, Frindsbury Extra parish, with its neat rows of houses stretching down the hill on whose crest the boundary is now drawn, still contains some six thousand inhabitants, and is the third largest population centre in the district.'

Category Medway
Starting fromFrindsbury Extra
Area
Visits to the Website828
Views of 'Full' Record1595

'Nestling between the River Thames, its estuary wetlands of international importance, and the North Downs, the countryside to the east and south of Gravesend is an exceptional Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, containing Ancient Woodland and Country Parks, and historic villages of windmills, country houses and cricket on the green ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website801
Views of 'Full' Record1347

Offer several 'walking' groups, with distances walked ranging from 2 to 9 miles.

Category Gravesham
Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Hiking | Rambling | Strollers
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website634
Views of 'Full' Record2237

'Hadlow has a range of footpaths, walks and countryside trails for you to explore. In particular, two routes are available for leisure walkers to follow ...'

Starting fromHadlow
See also

Hadlow River Walk [Kent County Council]

Area
Visits to the Website1003
Views of 'Full' Record2295

'The High Weald is a fantastic place to walk. There is an amazing network of paths (2395km) as well as lots of countryside sites (61) owned by organisations such as the National Trust, RSPB, Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission.'

Category Kent
Navigate the Website>>> Explore >>> Walking
Area
Visits to the Website710
Views of 'Full' Record1636

'This large and engaging site offers a mix of ancient woodland, new tree planting and open grassland; together with a wealth of archaeological gems, wonderful walks, interesting wildlife and breath-taking views - set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Category Maidstone
Size (acreage)573
Starting fromHucking
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website732
Views of 'Full' Record2268

'The Kent Downs are well served by an extensive network of Public Rights of Way and permissive access routes – offering a variety of walks for everyone. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover when you leave the roads behind ...'

Category Kent
Area
Visits to the Website1159
Views of 'Full' Record1942

'Short, local walks designed to help you to get active, get outdoors and meet new people. Led by friendly volunteers, Health Walks are especially good for people who are recovering from illness, or who just need a bit of extra motivation to take more exercise. Walks usually take from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, and leave from central locations such as your local library or leisure centre. There’s no need to book, just turn up and join in!'

Category Kent
Description from

Kent Community Health

Area
Visits to the Website303
Views of 'Full' Record1237

'Kent Life brings together everything you love about your county in a monthly glossy celebrating the finer things in life. It is always relevant, informative and entertaining to our readers The magazine offers readers with a passion for their region a comprehensive diary of events and a guide to what's on, what to see and where to be seen.'

Category Kent
Description from

Kent Life

Area
Visits to the Website622
Views of 'Full' Record1274

'A coppiced ancient woodland which was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII, is now the site of an exciting arts project [which used to be] managed by Stour Valley Arts. It features sculptures which draw on the natural landscape and materials and creates art which works with the countryside rather than imposing upon it. A three mile green route not only takes in the art works, but also reveals the full beauty of the wood itself and links into other walks including the shorter "brown route".'

Category Ashford
Size (acreage)1500
Starting fromGeorge Inn, Molash
Description from

The Friends of King's Wood

See also

King's Wood (Challock) [Fancy Free Walks] | Woodlands [Ashford Borough Council]

Area
Visits to the Website582
Views of 'Full' Record1182

'One of the earlier groups in the Association, Kent Group of the LDWA was established in 1974. It is an active group with over 100 current members.'

Category Kent
Area
Visits to the Website623
Views of 'Full' Record1368

'Woodland Walk (2 milles) ... Lullingstone Loop (4 miles) ... Discovery Trail (1.5 miles) ... Short Walks - including routes along the river path.'

Category Sevenoaks
Starting fromLullingstone Country Park
Description from

Kent Country Parks

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website859
Views of 'Full' Record2914

'Medway has nearly 186 miles (300km) of Public Rights of Way, many of which offer a chance to explore some of the beautiful countryside, such as the chalk down land at Ranscombe Farm near Cuxton, the marshes at Cliffe on the Hoo Peninsula and the riverside walks at Upnor and Hoo. For those who wish to go beyond Medway, two major trails, The North Downs Way and The Saxon Shore Way, also pass through Medway.'

Category Medway
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website737
Views of 'Full' Record1357

'We are a walking group based in the Medway Towns. Our current membership is around 150 although it is unusual to have more than 40 members on a walk. We walk mainly on Sunday mornings with some longer Saturday walks and in summer occasional evening walks. We walk all year.'

Category Medway
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website856
Views of 'Full' Record2899

'A very active organisation. There is a regular walks programme both within the parish of Meopham and further afield. Walks are held on Sundays and mid week throughout the year, with evening walks during the summer months ... The Group has now been in existence for 50 years and has over 250 members. It was formed out of adversity in 1962 when our Founder and President Mrs. Pat Wilson found a footpath, close to her home at Harvel, was closed by a major obstruction ...'

Category Gravesham
Starting fromMeopham
Area
Visits to the Website1370
Views of 'Full' Record5751

'We are friendly group of people who enjoy participating in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Members are from all walks of life and are encouraged to share their interests and skills with the rest of the group. We have been going for nearly 25 years and are affiliated to the YHA.'

Category Medway
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website339
Views of 'Full' Record859

'Milton Creek Country Park is Sittingbourne's newest green space, it is a jewel, a tranquil oasis for wildlife, hidden from the world by a screen of industrial and residential development that hems it on three sides. The park is open at its northern end to Milton Creek, a shallow tidal inlet running north-east from Sittingbourne to join the Swale at Elmley Reach ... '

Category Swale
Starting fromSittingbourne
Area
Visits to the Website1258
Views of 'Full' Record1298

'Kent is the fourth largest of the Ramblers' sixty or so Areas.  Within Kent Area we have thirteen Groups that organise varied walking and social programmes and support our work to safeguard the interests of walkers in Kent.'

Category Kent
Area
Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1084

'Organise "led" walks throughout the year. Usually they are circular of about 4 to 6 miles, either on the marsh or in the surrounding countryside. Members will receive the current walks programme and can choose which walks to attend. The walks are generally at weekends, either Saturday mornings with a pub lunch afterwards or Sunday afternoons.'

Category Shepway
Starting fromAround and About Romney Marsh
Area
Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record2668

'Samphire Hoe is an amazing place. There is something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors and wildlife: a stunning location and outstanding scenery, peace and quiet, walks, wildflowers, birds, sea angling and picnics. And the further you go from the car park, the wilder the site becomes. This tranquil setting never fails to impress, with many visitors coming back time and time again. In 2013, more than 80,000 visitors explored the nature reserve. Most of the Hoe is accessible for wheelchair and pushchairs and there is a recommended route sign posted "Front path" and "West shore".'

Category Dover
Navigate the Website>>> Samphire Hoe Walking Guide [PDF]
Starting fromSamphire Hoe
Description from

Eurotunnel and Kent County Council

Area
Visits to the Website851
Views of 'Full' Record1483

Details of over sixty Walks via the Club Website's 'Walks by Tag' facility.

Category Kent
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website488
Views of 'Full' Record1057

'One of the most popular country parks in Kent, Shorne Woods Country Park offers everything you need to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors.'

Category Gravesham
Starting fromShorne Wood
Description from

Kent County Council

Area
Visits to the Website881
Views of 'Full' Record1753

'Walking group based in North East Kent with a membership of around 200, many of whom live in and around the town of Sittingbourne.'

Category Swale
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record4261

'Discover numerous walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.'

Category Canterbury
Navigate the Website>>> Walking Routes
Starting fromAround and About
See also

Leisure and Countryside [Canterbury City Council]

Area
Visits to the Website801
Views of 'Full' Record1558

'Kent is a place to just pick up your pack and go. Here day hikes and long distance trails deliver wide horizons, stunning scenery, rich history and an exhilarating sense of freedom ... For more than 70 walks, complete with information and downloadable guides, visit Explore Kent or check out their short walking film.'

Category Kent
Area
Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record1236

Over seventy Walks around and about the County of Kent: 'Once you have paid your Subscription access to the walks is totally free. There are no restrictions on the numbers of walks you can download and print out during the year ... On Walkingworld you can find over 6500 routes, contributed by more than 450 walk authors.'

Category Kent
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website545
Views of 'Full' Record1019

'The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) has done a lot to encourage walking and improve walking facilities in East Kent.  You can explore the 17 nature and history trails, 57 country walks in 6 walks' packs, 8 town walks and 7 long distance walking trails, In addition, there are many countryside sites where you can walk freely.'

Category Kent
Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Area
Visits to the Website818
Views of 'Full' Record1667
Starting fromDeal
Description from

White Cliffs Ramblers

Area
Visits to the Website1014
Views of 'Full' Record1614

'Rochester's characterful streets are straight out of a Dickens novel.'

Category Medway
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromRochester
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website809
Views of 'Full' Record1495

'Four walks in the countryside in and around the villages of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill and Eccles and connects the woodlands of Walderslade with the woodlands south of the M2. Leaflets available in the Parish Office ... This Trail is part of the [former] Valley of Visions Community Trails project, encouraging people to enjoy, explore and learn about their local area and surrounding countryside.'

Note that a PDF of the 'Aylesford Community Trail' no longer seems directly accessible via the Parish Council Website; nor via the Kent Downs AONB Site. But a Google search of the Title at the time of Review [12 February 2016] generated an archival PDF from the Kent Downs Site.

Starting fromAylesford
Description from

Aylesford Parish Council

Area
Visits to the Website834
Views of 'Full' Record1667

'Benenden lies in the High Weald, of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, a hilly area with generally small fields and woods, well-timbered hedges and narrow, often deeply-sunken, lanes. In Kent, the High Weald stretches east from Edenbridge (10 miles west of Tonbridge) to Tenterden. It contrasts with the Low Weald, or Vale of Kent, a much flatter area of heavy clay-land which borders it to the north and east.'

Category Tunbridge Wells
Starting fromBenenden
Description from

Benenden Village

See also

Benenden 'Walk Through Time' [A Walk Through Time]

Area
Visits to the Website745
Views of 'Full' Record1337

'Circular walk through one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England. The Walk, combined with 18 new interpretive panels is part funded by Heritage Lottery and the Kent Wildlife Trust and has been developed by the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership as a member of the Blean Initiative.

Category Canterbury
Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromSelling Station
Description from

The Blean Initiative

Area
Visits to the Website908
Views of 'Full' Record2196

Access to PDFs of five walks produced by the Black Horse Inn - albeit some time ago ... The Inn is 'a family run business, tucked beneath the steep face of the North Downs on the Pilgrims Way at Thurnham near Maidstone in Kent'.

Category Maidstone
Starting fromThurnham
Description from

Black Horse Inn

Area
Visits to the Website1040
Views of 'Full' Record3157

'One hour walk around Broadstairs, its fascinating history and its landmarks.'

Category Thanet
Navigate the Website>>> Download a copy of the leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBroadstairs
Description from

Visit Kent

Area
Visits to the Website907
Views of 'Full' Record1477

'We have two MP3 audio walks around Canterbury, Heritage Highlights and The Pilgrims' Trail. You can download them individually for £3 each, or buy both together for £5. All our walks include a map in PDF format, which you will find within the zip file that you download immediately after purchase.'

Category Canterbury
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Tourist Tracks

Area
Visits to the Website985
Views of 'Full' Record1482

'I did this walk on Sunday 6th January 2008 ... Earlier in the morning I had walked into Canterbury from Chartham along the Stour Valley Walk to reach this point and, having walked round the Centenary Walk, subsequently resumed my walk along the Stour Valley walk down to Sturry ... Although on the Ordnance Survey map the route is marked as the Canterbury Centenary Walk the signposts show the walk as the Kent County Council Centenary Walk ... Although nothing special, this had been an interesting diversion from the walk and would make a nice half day trip for someone staying in Canterbury who wanted to get out of the town for a while.'

Category Canterbury
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromRheims Way
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website624
Views of 'Full' Record1162

'On older versions of the Ordnance Survey Maps for the area (163 and 148) there is a recreational trail marked called "Centenary Walk Rochester". There were also similar Centenary walks devised in Canterbury and Maidstone to celebrate the centenary of the Kent County Council which took place in 1989. These walks appear to have not been promoted for some time and I have been unable to find any real information about them on the internet. On the ground the routes had once been way marked although now almost none of this way marking remains. However while the routes remained marked on the OS maps both the Canterbury and Maidstone centenary walks, which were both circular walks, were relatively easy to follow. The Rochester walk however has always appeared more confusing ...'

Category Medway
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromRochester
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website610
Views of 'Full' Record1296

'The Crab & Winkle Way is part of National Cycle Network Route 1 ... The "Way" uses about one third of the old railway line, although with the agreement of local landowners and support of local organisations it is hoped that more of the line can be brought into use ... '

Category Canterbury
Navigate the Website>>> Crab & Winkle Way Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromCanterbury Cathedral
Description from

Canterbury City Council

Area
Visits to the Website944
Views of 'Full' Record1740

'Cranbrook In Bloom have been working with the Kent High Weald Partnership to develop the walks which start and finish in Cranbrook and include the surrounding villages of Sissinghurst, Benenden and Goudhurst as well as Bedgebury Pinetum. Each walk has a free guide which includes a detailed map and interesting information on the history and landscape walkers will encounter along the route.'

Category Tunbridge Wells
Starting fromCranbrook
Description from

A Walk Through Time

Area
Visits to the Website532
Views of 'Full' Record1150

'Canterbury is probably best known for its cathedral, home to the principal leader of the Church of England, and an ever-present reminder on the horizon. However, there's plenty more to see and explore - a ruined castle, a large and vibrant park with historic connections, city walls and ancient city gates, a Butter Market - a place where bulls were tethered and baited by butchers and their dogs - and home to Chaucer's Canterbury tales ...'

Two Self-Guided Walks to purchase online.

Category Canterbury
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Curious About ... ?

Area
Visits to the Website647
Views of 'Full' Record1410

'The beauty of the Darent Valley has inspired generations of artists and writers eager to capture the essence of this classic English countryside with its rolling hills, luxuriant meadows and picturesque riverside villages.'

Category Kent
Distance (miles)19
Starting fromCrayford Ness
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1130
Views of 'Full' Record1656

'The Heath, one of the last remaining lowland heaths in the south-east, is registered Common Land and is designated as an area of Local Landscape Importance, Site of Nature Conservation Interest ...'

Category Dartford
Navigate the Website>>> Walks Around Dartford Heath [PDF]
Starting fromDartford Heath
Description from

Dartford Borough Council

Area
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record2981

'There are so many great walks around Dartford that it's only fair to share so we've produced a series of wonderful walks for you to enjoy.'

Category Dartford
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Dartford Borough Council

Area
Visits to the Website740
Views of 'Full' Record1402

'Starting at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway station, the trail features 30 buildings ranging from single cottages to an old gaol.'

Category Shepway
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromDymchurch Railway Station
Description from

Colin and Margaret Walker Dymchurch & District Heritage Group

Area
Visits to the Website716
Views of 'Full' Record1852

'Follow the banks of the River Eden and the River Medway and along delightful paths and lanes, through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Category Sevenoaks
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromEdenbridge
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1103
Views of 'Full' Record1971

'Despite being only 25 miles from London, the Eden Valley is a tranquil gem of the English countryside, its acres of farmland broken by quiet country lanes, its hills swathed in woodland, all surrounding the quietly meandering River Eden.'

Category Sevenoaks
Navigate the Website>>> Countryside >>> Short Walks | Longer Walks
Starting fromAround and About Edenbridge
Description from

Edenbridge Town Council

See also

Eden Valley Walk [Kent County Council]

Area
Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record1425

'From the seaside bustle of the south coast, through to the historic city of Canterbury, the Elham Valley Way meanders through ancient woodlands, secret byways and charming, unspoilt villages'

Category Kent
Distance (miles)22
Starting fromHythe
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1016
Views of 'Full' Record1465

''Market Town Faversham is Kent's magical destination for day walks and walking holidays, and for savouring fine food and drink while enjoying some of the county's best scenery. Each circular walk is studded with great local food and drink offers. Our Faversham Food Trails showcase the best of local Kent produce ... Channel 4 Southcliffe Series was filmed in Faversham and three of our walks take you past land marks as seen in the series.'

Category Swale
Starting fromFaversham
Description from

Faversham.org

Area
Visits to the Website748
Views of 'Full' Record1455

'The village of Hamstreet is surrounded by public woodland including Hamstreet woods, an area of special scientific interest renowned for the presence of wild service trees and nightingales. The routes in this guide explore the contrasting elements of the local area, including Romney Marsh and the banks of the Royal Military Canal.' Unfortunately the original Website cited here seems to have become unavailable; so I have replaced the Link with one to a Walk from the Saturday Walkers' Club.

Category Ashford
Starting fromHamstreet
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website983
Views of 'Full' Record2040

'Fine views from the heights of the North Downs are a hallmark of this route in the heart of Kent ... The steep climb up the slopes of the North Downs is rewarded by the opportunity for a few minutes rest at one of the county's most famous public houses - The Ringlestone Inn.'

Category Maidstone
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromHarrietsham
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website834
Views of 'Full' Record1614

'Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire on 16 December 1775 to George and Cassandra Austen. Her father had been born in Tonbridge in 1731, and there are many family links to the town ...'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromTonbridge Castle
Description from

The Jane Austen Society

Area
Visits to the Website828
Views of 'Full' Record1557

'There is a rich Jewish history to be discovered in Canterbury both from the medieval and modern period. The sites of the medieval Jews are readily traceable and there are strong historical associations with more modern buildings such as the County Hotel ...'

Category Canterbury
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website541
Views of 'Full' Record1074

'The origins of the Dover Jewish community are surrounded in some mystery. The community may have begun in the medieval period, though the evidence is incomplete.'

Category Dover
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website536
Views of 'Full' Record1122

'This Trail was the first ever Jewish heritage trail of Ramsgate, originally created in 2004.'

Category Thanet
Starting fromRamsgate
Area
Visits to the Website623
Views of 'Full' Record1323

'The Jewish heritage and history of Sheerness and Blue Town is fascinating and virtually unknown in this still remote part of England. The Jewish community in Blue Town grew up alongside the Naval Dock Yard during the Napoleonic Wars and echos of this past can still be detected in the western part of Blue Town next to the old Dock Wall.'

Starting fromSheerness
Area
Visits to the Website649
Views of 'Full' Record1523

PDFs of six walks from and to stations on the light railway line which runs from Tenterden in Kent to Northiam in East Sussex.

Category Ashford
Starting fromTenterden (and stations along the line to Northiam in Sussex)
Description from

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Area
Visits to the Website1145
Views of 'Full' Record6528

'We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers with the passion, knowledge and skills to help people enjoy the Garden of England. You may have experience in: [1] leisure and recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, carriage driving and motor vehicle use of byways - - - : [2] farming or land management - - - : [3] nature conservation - - - : [4] history or archaeology - - - : [5] rural business - - - : [6] tourism - - - : [7] minority groups - - - : [8] access for disabled people'

Category Kent
Description from

Kent County Council

Area
Visits to the Website617
Views of 'Full' Record1205

'A walk along the banks of the Thames in Kent, one of the most unknown and amazing walks in South-East England.'

Category Dartford
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromDartford Station
Description from

Chris Smith

Area
Visits to the Website1052
Views of 'Full' Record2223

'Map of Langton Green and the surrounding villages of Ashurst, Speldhurst, and Groombridge, shows the footpaths that interlink them. Highlighted on the map are three suggested circular walks that start and finish at the car park of the recreation ground, located along the Langton - Speldhurst Road.'

Category Tunbridge Wells
Starting fromLangton Green
Area
Visits to the Website727
Views of 'Full' Record2108

'A 350 km orbital walking trail around London. The route never actually enters Greater London but runs through the countryside of neighbouring counties. The surroundings are hugely varied, ranging from dead flat fens to rugged chalk hills, rich in cultural and heritage interest and an outstanding showcase for London's protected green belt. The trail is easily walked as a series of day walks from London using public transport.'

Category Gravesham
Distance (miles)215
Starting fromGravesend Ferry Terminal
Description from

Des de Moor London Underfoot

Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website703
Views of 'Full' Record2289

'A bracing tramp along the wooded escarpment of the North Downs above Maidstone, with sweeping views across the Kentish Weald; with a medieval castle and two megalithic burial sites thrown in ... Much of this route follows the North Downs Way national trail.'

Category Maidstone
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHollingbourne Railway Station
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website865
Views of 'Full' Record1454

'Whether you want beautiful countryside, coastal scenery, industrial archaeology or military history, you can access them all via the Medway Valley Line and SwaleRail ...'

Category Kent
Description from

Community Rail Partnership with Valley of Visions Countryside Project

Area
Visits to the Website678
Views of 'Full' Record1671

'Ancient castles, historic villages and some of Kent's finest wildlife sites are to be discovered along the Medway Valley Walk, which runs from Tonbridge to Rochester.'

Distance (miles)28
Starting fromTonbridge
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Area
Visits to the Website1061
Views of 'Full' Record1892

'Winds its way through the picturesque countryside of East Kent, linking together pretty villages, small farmsteads, grand country estates and remains of this area's industrial and mining heritage. Much of this arable landscape, profuse with hedges and woodlands, has not changed since Saxon times and the names of the villages and hamlets you pass on the route are firmly lodged in their Old English origins.'

Category Dover
Distance (miles)27
Starting fromSholden
See also

Travelling the Miner's Way: Guidebook with Pull-out Map Sections Paul Hadaway (Dover District Council, 2007)

Area
Visits to the Website624
Views of 'Full' Record1388

'Celebrate the life of Octavia Hill on a walk to the picturesque village of Ide Hill and her commemorative seat, passing Emmetts Garden on the way back ... Also download the Octavia Hill Centenary Trail West ... that can be done separately or together with the Centenary Trail East.'

Category Sevenoaks
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromToys Hill, Brasted Chart
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Area
Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record2439

'Penshurst is a small unspoilt village in beautiful countryside situated in an area known as "The Weald of Kent". It lies between two rivers and is famous for an ancestral home once owned by Henry VIII. Old timber-framed buildings and converted oast houses afford interest to visitors but traditions such as cricket, still played on one of England’s oldest pitches, and the village fair are still very much part of the community today.'

Category Sevenoaks
Starting fromPenshurst
Description from

Penshurst Online

Area
Visits to the Website825
Views of 'Full' Record1604

'The farthest corner of the Isle of Thanet is arguably where the east coast of England meets the south coast, though the gently curving coastline makes it hard to identify a precise turning point. This gentle walk along the coast passes 3 historic seaside towns and many bays and beaches.'

Category Thanet
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromRamsgate
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Area
Visits to the Website881
Views of 'Full' Record2703

'The Thirteenth Annual Linton Parish Boundary Walk will take place on Rogation Sunday, 1st May 2016. Why not come along? See the fantastic views, talk to friends and neighbours, and enjoy a pleasant, not-too-challenging walk ...'

Category Maidstone
Distance (miles)8
Starting fromSt Nicholas' Church, Linton
Description from

Linton Parish Council

Area
Visits to the Website307
Views of 'Full' Record1102

'Runs for 28 miles along the entire length of the Royal Military Canal from Seabrook, Kent to Cliff End in East Sussex. The route treads a path between the vast openness of the Romney Marsh and the old cliff line with its wooded hills and quiet villages. '

Category Shepway
Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromSeabrook
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website1168
Views of 'Full' Record1749

'Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago. The Saxon Shore Way long distance walking route is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era.'

Category Gravesham
Distance (miles)160
Starting fromGravesend
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website807
Views of 'Full' Record1899

'Folkestone has a wide variety different options for seafront walks, depending on how energetic you're feeling and what you're looking for.' ALERT Website Links changed.

Category Shepway
Starting fromFolkestone
Description from

Kent Sport

Area
Visits to the Website641
Views of 'Full' Record1253

'There has been a settlement here since before the Norman Conquest. Speldhurst is close to other notable landmarks including Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Groombridge Place and Chartwell ... Selection of walks in the surrounding countryside using the many established public footpaths which historically were the principal connecting routes for local inhabitants.'

Category Tunbridge Wells
Starting fromSpeldhurst
Description from

Speldhurst Village

Area
Visits to the Website838
Views of 'Full' Record2895

'Follows the route of the River Stour from its source at Lenham, in the heart of the Garden of England, to the historic city of Canterbury and down to the Straits of Dover near Pegwell Bay.'

Category Maidstone
Distance (miles)58
Starting fromLenham
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website841
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'Travel through Kent along the Swale Heritage Trail from Murston to Goodnestone. The walk runs parallel to The Swale - the strip of sea separating North Kent from the Isle of Sheppey. It passes through the villages of Tonge and Oare and through the attractive market town of Faversham. Highlights include Little Murston Nature Reserve at the start of the route and the creeks at Conyer, Oare and Faversham.'

Category Swale
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromMurston, Sittingbourne
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website827
Views of 'Full' Record2245

Half a dozen walks collectively visiting over a dozen pubs throughout the Swale District.

Category Swale
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Swale Branch of CAMRA

Area
Visits to the Website568
Views of 'Full' Record1088

'Here are a set of 7 delightful circular walks in the beautiful High Weald countryside, which start and finish in Tenterden. The walks were produced by [the former] Tenterden Improved with funding by SEEDA through Kent Rural Towns, and with the assistance of the Tenterden Footpaths Group.' ALERT The Link formerly used here (www.tenterdentown.co.uk) seems to have disappeared. So I have replaced it with a Link to the My Tenterden Website where PDFs of the seven Walks I list on the ‘Full’ Record are now accessible via its ‘Tenterden Tourism News’ Page (and many thanks to Sue Ferguson for that information).

Category Ashford
Starting fromTenterden
Description from

My Tenterden

Area
Visits to the Website3319
Views of 'Full' Record13715

'Following the Thanet Coastal Path is a unique experience following the longest continuous stretch of coastal chalk coastline in the country - and covers the extensive Blue Flag beaches and wealth of coastal and marine wildlife that is covered by the international designation of the North East Kent European marine site ... In many places, the coastal path has been upgraded as part of longer Viking Coastal Trail [32 miles cycle route] that roughly encircles the former Isle of Thanet from the coast (Reculver to Pegwell Bay), to the inland villages of Minster, Monkton and St Nicholas-at-Wade.'

Category Thanet
Distance (miles)20
Starting fromBirchington
Description from

Thanet Coast Project

Area
Visits to the Website1055
Views of 'Full' Record1741

'Travel in the footsteps of St Augustine and discover the birth of Christianity in England in the beautiful Stour Valley from Ramsgate to Canterbury.'

Distance (miles)19
Starting fromEastbridge Hospital, High Street
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website675
Views of 'Full' Record2089

'These high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel, giving far-reaching views towards the French coast. The best way to see the cliffs is to take a walk along the coastal path towards South Foreland Lighthouse. You’ll get a great view of the cliffs and also see the chalk grassland that’s home to so many unusual plants and insects like the chalkhill blue butterfly and the pyramidal orchid.'

Category Dover
Starting fromWhite Cliffs of Dover
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website620
Views of 'Full' Record1279

Walk connecting two Timeballs, one in Deal, the other in Greenwich, which used to be synchronized via the Telegraph wires of the South Eastern Railway.

Category Dover
Distance (miles)97
Starting fromDeal
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website258
Views of 'Full' Record971

'It's now been two years since the publication of the enormously popular Tranquil Treks booklet. We were therefore delighted to be asked to introduce the second volume of walks through the hidden areas of Medway ...'

Category Medway
Navigate the Website>>> Tranquil Treks II [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Medway Council

Area
Visits to the Website865
Views of 'Full' Record1575

'The sheer variety of landscapes, from patchwork fields and small hamlets to steep sided wooded valleys and fast flowing streams, makes the 27.5 mile Tunbridge Wells Circular one of the most popular long distance walks in the county.'

Category Tunbridge Wells
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromChurch Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record1591

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