Experience the beauty of Kent's green hills, woodlands and
spectacular coastline at your own pace, strolling while waves
whisper on the shore and birds sing from the trees. There are
endless walking opportunities allowing you to escape and unwind
across the county.
Darling Buds of May Trail
Set in the 1950s in charming Pluckley, the Darling Buds of May
TV series with David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones captured the
hearts of Britain. The Darling Buds of May - Garden of England
Trail by Produced in Kent was launched earlier this year to
celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC series and will transport
you back to the 1950s as you walk in the footsteps of the Larkins.
Among the locations to visit are the Black Horse and Buss Farm - or
Home Farm as it was in the series.
Dickens to Turner Walk
This recently opened four mile route links Turner's Margate to
Dickens' Broadstairs. Along the way uncover the intriguing
connections between the towns and two of the 19th century's most
famous faces. Pass through Crampton Tower and Drapers Mill as well
as discovering the parts of Broadstairs which Dickens chose as his
favourite holiday destinations.
Dover White Cliffs Walk
Enjoy breathtaking views over the English Channel on a
three-hour journey along the magnificent White Cliffs of Dover.
Starting from the visitor centre, you can stop off at the famous
South Foreland Lighthouse, which was once the site of Faraday's
work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses. Return
through the hills, where you can spot the interesting features of
the chalk cliffs. Lianne Groves shares her experience on
www.mykent.co.uk: "A great walk over the cliffs with something to
see at every peak. You get the most fantastic view of the
Elham Valley Walk - Explore Kent Challenge
Part of the prestigious Explore Kent Challenge, the Elham Valley
Walk links historic Canterbury to the beautiful town of Hythe
through 22.5 miles of ancient woodland and traditional orchards.
Complete the full route to win an Explore Kent Challenge
Jane Austin and Tonbridge Walk
An easy access walk which is suitable for wheelchairs and
pushchairs. This circular walk begins and ends at Tonbridge
library, taking walkers on an journey to discover the inspiring
connections between the Austin family and Tonbridge. Visit the
school George Austin once attended and the church where many of the
family worshipped and were buried.
Pegwell Bay Country Park
The park forms a significant part of the Pegwell Bay/Sandwich
Nature Reserve and is home to a unique collection of nature and
wildlife species that can be found nowhere else in the South East.
Covered with wild, seasonal flowers throughout the whole year, the
park is also home to some magnificent birds of prey that can
be spotted above the beach and cliffs. Simon Pickering on
www.mykent.co.uk said: "Pegwell Bay is part of the Thanet coastline
that has global importance due to it containing at least three
separate wildlife habitats in less than two miles."
Rochester Arts and Crafts Trail
Explore this ancient city and its famous connections through the
Rochester Arts and Crafts Trail. The route promotes a selection of
art galleries, traditional shops, boutiques, high street cafes and
restaurants which are all inspired by historical and modern
A long-distance walking route named after the line of
fortifications that defended the Kent coast throughout the Roman
era. Step back in time and take your pick out of 160 miles of fine
coastal walking steeped in culture and history. The route begins at
Gravesend and draws to a close at the seaside town of Hastings in
Shorne Woods Country Park
Shorne Woods combines a modern and innovative visitor centre
serving delicious Kentish produce with 288 acres of ancient
woodland. The picturesque park is famous for its wildlife, unique
plants and inspiring links to the past. Ideally located just
minutes away from the M2/A2 between Gravesend and Medway.
Spooky Ghost Walks - The Historic Dockyard
Step into the creepy shadows of Commissioner's House Garden and
the Victorian Ropery as you discover the dark secrets of the
Historic Dockyard. Tales include the Legend of the Headless Drummer
Boy as well as one of a real murder. The walks take place every
Friday until December 16.
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