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Wonderful walks near Canterbury

Kent is known as the Garden of England and it is such a beautiful place to explore by foot or by bike. Here are some of our favourite walks to enjoy during your stay in Canterbury.

Canterbury Guided Tours

If you fancy an informative and interesting walk-through Canterbury, including the Cathedral precincts, look no further than the Canterbury Guided Tours. Their official Green Badge guides will present exhilarating tales of murder, ghosts and pilgrimage on a 90-minute tour of the city as you explore the medieval lanes and cobbled streets. What’s more, our guests can all enjoy 10% off through our Friends of Property by Polygon collaborations!


Blean Circular walks

Blean woods is a beautiful national nature reserve about ten minutes’ drive from Canterbury with several marked trails of varying length.  The woods are looked after by the RSPB and are great for spotting a whole array of wildlife including nightingales, woodpeckers, butterflies and dormice.

Chartham circular walk

This 8km walk around Chartham near Canterbury takes on average two hours to complete and follows the river Stour before heading into some beautiful orchards. It’s a great way to see the surrounding area of the city and you could even stop off at Chartham Vineyard for some wine tasting or to pick up some local Kent wine.

Great Stour Way

Running between Canterbury and Chartham, this 5km traffic-free route follows National Cycle Route 18 and provides a beautiful and tranquil journey along the banks of the river Stour. It’s a lovely flat route so perfect for walking with children and it is a gateway to Kent Downs’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Crab and Winkle

A delightful 11km path that runs between Canterbury and Whitstable and follows Cycle Route 1. This trail is perfect for exploring the beautiful town of Whitstable as part of your trip to Kent and you could even sample some of its famous oysters!  If you only fancy walking the route one way, there is a train station at Whitstable which will take you back to Canterbury in no time.

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