Why not explore Kent with one of our long distance walking routes. Taking you through stunning and tranquil countryside, fresh and brisk coastal areas and historical towns.
The Saxon Shore Way – this 160 miles (257km) route from the bustling port of Gravesend, in North Kent, to the popular seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex, offers some of the finest coastal walking in England. Follow the Saxon Shore Way along Kent’s ancient coastline, which in many places is now miles inland. Walkers along the route will find Iron Age hill forts; magnificent churches and an impressive cathedral; Martello towers; historic ports; and castles dating from periods throughout history.
Stour Valley Walk – this 58 mile (93 km) route passes through the Low Weald and North Downs, giving you access to some the most attractive parts of East Kent. Circular routes can also be created taking advantage of the many public rights of way. The symbol of the Stour Valley Walk is the heron – just one of the many birds to be seen along the banks of the river which teem with wildlife.
Darent Valley Path – this 19 miles (30.4km) route follows the meandering river from the banks of the busy River Thames at Dartford through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the Greensand Hills above Sevenoaks.
An excellent network of footpaths means there are numerous walking experiences to be enjoyed, ranging from gentle strolls between historic inns to bracing climbs to the top of the Downs with panoramic views across the valley.