Explore Kent’s Scenic Walks by Train
31st January 2024
Are you interested in exploring more of Kent but finding it difficult to drive and park? This blog is perfect for those who can take the train and begin walking as soon as they step off the platform. Discover new places while immersing yourself in rich history, art, and natural beauty.
Canterbury City Pilgrim Tour
Discover the hidden gems of medieval Canterbury on a walk along the Pilgrims Way. Go through the lesser-known streets and unveil charming riverside gardens, chapels, and even ancient hospitals that continue to serve their purpose today. Begin and end your journey at Canterbury West train station, making it an ideal activity for those looking to explore the city in just a few hours.
This circular route begins and ends at Paddock Wood train station, taking you on a journey through the charming town, captivating farmlands, and woodlands. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views, passing by traditional oast houses and orchards, as you gaze upon the stunning Weald of Kent and the Medway Valley.
Darent Valley – Viaduct and Villas
A 5-mile walk that begins in Swanley and takes you through the captivating countryside of the Darent Valley. Prepare for breathtaking views as you meander through this picturesque landscape. Along the way, you’ll encounter remarkable heritage sites such as the Lullingstone Roman Villa, the impressive Eynsford Viaduct, and the charming humpback bridge and adjacent ford of Eynsford village. This walk promises to be an unforgettable experience for all nature enthusiasts.
Darent Valley – Creeks and Marshes
A delightful 5.7-mile circular walk around the Dartford Marshes, where you can soak in the beautiful sights of the meandering River Darent and its surrounding marshland wildlife. Along the way, keep an eye out for fascinating wading birds and uncover the intriguing heritage ruins, including the Wells Fireworks factory.
Discover more walking routes on our website, including other Rail Trail routes. Explore the beauty of Kent whilst using public transport – not only will you experience more of the stunning countryside but you will also contribute to a greener environment!
Download the Kent Connected App now and simply click on ‘Be inspired with Explore Kent’ to access our walking routes wherever you are. The app even lets you track the carbon emissions from your journeys and helps you find ways to reduce your impact.