Walking in Kent is one of the best ways to explore the county. Whether you are looking for a weekend walking break, a shorter circular walk that takes in some of the best views and pubs or an opportunity to scale the length of one of Kent’s well known long distances routes, you will find it all here, so find your ideal walk in Kent now.
Kent has the advantage of having some of the best coastline along the south coast. Stroll through ancient woodland and orchards that will set any autumn afternoon ablaze, springtime bluebell walks and winter wanders that never stray too far from a cosy pub fireside or tea room.
Are you looking for a walk in Kent that is filled with culture and history or a day away from it all out in the isolated and beautiful Romney Marsh? You’ll find walks that weave through Kent’s breath-taking farming landscape, rolling hills and National Nature Reserves. Alongside trails through historic market towns and cultural hubs like Canterbury, Whitstable and Margate. It’s been a destination for creatives like Dickens and Van Gogh for centuries, so lace up your boots and discover it for yourself.
Long Distance Walking In Kent
For those really looking to get out there and explore Kent, it’s time to take on one of the long distance trails. The 160 mile Saxon Shore Way travels from Gravesend to Hastings in East Sussex. Past Iron Age hill forts, castles, nature reserves and along Kent’s ancient coastline.
The Greensand Way is a 108 mile tour through ancient woodland and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Of course, Kent’s also home to the iconic North Downs Way. For those seeking a heritage trail from the Surrey Hills and through the Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Check out our page dedicated to Long Distance Walks in Kent…
Short Distance Walks
If cross county trekking sounds a little daunting, there are plenty of shorter circular walks for people of all abilities. Often following surfaced paths, our stile free routes are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Offering a chance to get out into the fresh air and enjoy a taste of the countryside.
Why not explore the Kent coast with our 8 short linear walks of the England Coast Path, from Dungeness to Ramsgate. Bitesize walking routes that are all well connected to public transport to ensure these routes are as enjoyable as they can be for your ideal day out exploring.
When you want to get out but just need that bit of motivation or some company, there are plenty of walking groups in Kent to give you a good start. East Kent Health Walks are a chance to get out with others on short, easy-going walks, led by volunteers. Perfect if you’re recovering from illness or just feel like you need some motivation. You’ll also find Ramblers groups all across Kent, offering group guided walks.
Get The Kids Involved
Calling all young explorers! You can now take part in the Explore Kent Junior Walking Challenge and earn certificates for your walking adventures. Earn different levels of certificate depending on your length of walk – Bronze (5km), Silver (7.5km) and Gold (10km). Find out more information here for your little ones next adventure.