The perfect time to explore...

We've collated some of our very best routes that showcase all that is truly wonderful about the Kent Countryside and can be accessed and enjoyed at any time of year, in any type of weather.

So grab your coat, step outside and experience the wind on your face as you walk in the footsteps of pilgrims, scale the heights of the white cliffs, search for late-season butterflies and take in the incredible views.

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Some of our Favourite Routes

Sally Webb 'Love it here, 1 of my favourite places, easy for kids to run around and picnic'

Amy Thomas 'Beautiful. Lovely walks, scenery and lots of fresh air!!'

Sandy Johnson 'Beautiful....just beautiful'

Jack Howe 'So many nice unspoiled walks in the garden of England.'

Maria Leonard 'Stunning. Even on a cloudy day.'

James Lee 'Amazing walks with amazing views and nature. At times it was hard to believe this was just in our own backyard'

Jane Winward 'Beautiful scenery quiet and idilic English countryside at it's best'

Via Francigena

A mini pilgrimage; Cathedral to Coast on an ancient route to Rome.

Take the North Downs Way National Trail from Canterbury Cathedral to Dover seafront, this route takes in 20 miles of rolling Kent Countryside with views across classic chalk grassland and across the channel to France. Winding through Farmland, Villages and passing through the East Kent Coal Fields the route combines rich wildlife with industrial and cultural heritage. Why not check out a heritage railway or visit a micropub along the way and sample some of the beers and wines Kent is famous for? When arriving in Dover you could take the chance to visit the White Cliffs, Dover Castle or just relax by the sea and watch the ferries.

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Chalk and Channel Way
Wye Downs Walk
Shorne Woods

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Check out these fabulous routes, it's all planned, signposted and just waiting for you to follow. Plus you can download the Kent Connected App to help with journey planning along the way...

Via Francigena

20 miles from cathedral to coast with heritage railway in between

Chalk & Channel Way

8.8 miles bike or hike, it's up to you!

Wye Downs Walk

4.3 miles past a chalk crown and incredible views.

Help us build experiences...

Do you have an activity or business along our routes that you'd like to promote to Walkers and Cyclists? We have a package of support and help available so please get in touch.

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We'd love to know a little bit about your favourite Kent Downs AONB route/s and why you think it's so special. We'll share the most popular routes and best stories on social media so others can find the best places in our beautiful countryside.

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