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Nine springtime walks in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and…

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Blean Woods, where you can walk as long, or as short, as you like

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WE all know there will be some wintry blasts to make us think otherwise, but the truth is that spring is here.

The temperatures have risen, the birds are singing and the flowers (well, some of them, anyway) are starting to blossom. And, of course, we’ve got an extra spring in our time.

And with that in mind, here is a list of walks you can take in this district to make the most of this very special season.

Whitstable Castle

Take a stroll around the castle and grounds before haeding in for some afternoon tea and cakes at the Orangery Tea Rooms.

Banks of the River Stour in Canterbury

Birds will be calling from the trees overhanging the water and there are lovely spreads of flowers to raise the spirits.

Blean Woods

We are blessed with to have one of the largest areas of woodland in southern England in our area. Stretching out between Canterbury and Herne Bay and Whitstable, it is arguably at its most entrancing in spring.

Oare Marshes

This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve on the banks of The Swale captures the essence of the North Kent Marshes.


Dominated by the haunting towers, this wonderful area offers the option of walking towards the Isle of Thanet to the east or westwards to nearby Herne Bay.

Perry Wood

This lovely little wood near Selling is a favoured spot with walkers throughout the year. It offers delightful views over open countryside.

Herne Bay seafront

A bracing walk here is enlivened by bustling businesses of all descriptions, not least at the pier, where a range will soon be opening at the huts for the spring season.

Whitstable harbour

One of wonders of our area. Fascinating and delightful in equal measure, this lovely harbour will bring you back time and again. And there’s a great range of seafood to enjoy!

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

A gem of a place for those who like to walk in lovely surroundings. You will be joining a stunning gathering of water birds and enjoying a place of national renown for its wildlife.

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