Calling all young explorers! You can now take part in the Explore Kent Junior Walking Challenge and earn certificates for your walking adventures.

For a kid, there is not much more satisfying than completing a challenge and being rewarded for it!

Mark their achievement with our Junior Walking Challenge certificates ranging from Bronze (5km), Silver (7.5km) and Gold (10km).

All you need to do to attain one of these certificates is send in proof that your child completed any route of these lengths along with the child’s name and we will email you your certificate. Proof could be a picture of you at the start and end of the route, a recorded GPS tracking of the route you completed, a short video clip on the walk, or a written description of the walk from the child – any one of these will be accepted.

This challenge is also part of the Kent Children’s University (KCU) Learning Passport and challenges throughout the year! If you are a member of Kent Children’s University then in addition to your certificate you will receive digital learning credits for your learning passport (1 for Bronze, 2 for Silver and 3 for Gold) which will go towards reaching the maximum 6 credits. Just let us know when you submit your evidence that you’re a member of KCU.

Email your evidence to explorekent@kent.gov.uk

Why not work your way up from bronze certificate all the way to gold? Check out our long-distance walking routes and decide which walk you’re going to challenge yourself with next! Here are some examples below for each of the distances.

Bronze 5KM Walks!

Silver 7.5KM Walks!

Gold 10KM Walks!

If these walks are not quite right for you, feel free to take a look over the Explore Kent activities section to see other routes or download the Kent Connected app and follow all of Explore Kents walking routes on your smartphone!

If you have any issues or queries regarding the certificate process, feel free to have a look at the challenge certificate privacy notice down below for a full understanding, or you can also email us at explorekent@kent.gov.uk


Check out some of our walking superstar’s who have already taken part in our Junior Walking Challenge!

  1. Henry and his mum after just completing the Gold (10k) challenge!
  2. Izabella and Lillie having fun in the puddle and mud whilst completing their Silver (7.5k) challenge!
  3. Sam enjoying the snow whilst tackling the tough Gold (10k) challenge.
  4. Zachary excited about being at Shorne Woods Country Park ready to do the Bronze (5k) challenge!

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