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Welcome to the Heart of Kent Walking Festival. The festival is all about enjoying walking, meeting new people and will take place in some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes.

  • 24 Mar 2023
  • Multiple walks

24nd March – 2nd April 2023

A variety of locations are planned for the walks including the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and along the Medway Valley, offering some peaceful waterside walking. There will be walks through the bluebell woods, walks passing Neolithic stones and ruined castles and many more.

There are walks for all ages and abilities. From a strenuous 22 miles to a short leisurely walks where you get time to enjoy the views, look at the flowers and simply stop and appreciate the natural environment. We’re including a very accessible walk for those needing to travel with wheels or simply needing a more even surface.

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Sustainable Transport and Walking

With sustainability in mind many of the walks will start close to train stations and bus routes. This means you can leave your car at home and enjoy the journey.  The train lines travel through some beautiful countryside so all you have to do is relax.

About the Festival Organisers

The festival is a collaboration of organisations, led by Visit Maidstone from Maidstone Borough Council and include: Kent Downs AONB, Kent County Council, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, Kent Community Rail Partnership, Sustrans, Long Distance Walks Association, and others.

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