Suitable for dogs
Route type
19 mi30.5 km
Kent Downs AONB
Nearest train station

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The Darent Valley is one of Kent’s greatest hidden treasures with fine walking opportunities for all the family. The waymarked Darent Valley Path is 19 miles (30.5km) long, following the meandering river from the banks of the busy River Thames at Dartford through the Kent Downs National Landscape 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.

Darent Valley Rail Trails

Download the free Darent Valley Trails app and discover 17 Rail Trail walks, all starting and finishing at train stations in North Kent. Each walk has a unique theme, with a choice of both linear and circular walks, ranging from 2.5 to 9 miles/4 to 14.4km. The self-guided trails can be downloaded and followed offline, and as you walk, the app offers insights into local history and wildlife to look out for, as well as detailed instructions to help you find your way.

Discover the Darent Valleywith the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership
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