Walking and Rambling in Canterbury
If you’d like to escape to open space, the traditional seaside town of Herne Bay is a 30-minute drive away. Stretch your legs along its 2-mile seafront. Alternatively, jump in the saddle and cycle around the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve. The Blean covers 11 square miles and is famed as one of the most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in the country.Conveniently located at the start of the North Downs way, YHA Canterbury is a great base to start the 156 mile footpath through the North Downs to Dover. Crab and Winkle Way was the first ever scheduled passenger railway line in the world and can now be used as a fantastic walking route to the thriving arts town of Whitstable.
Other things to do nearby
With one of the longest dramatic and varied coastlines in the country, Kent has five of the best cycle routes - passing castles, ancient churches, historic houses and many splendid gardens.
The origins of Dover Castle lie in the Iron Age, and a Roman Lighthouse and Anglo-Saxon church can still be seen.
Explore historic Leeds Castle - a fascinating day out for all the family with falconry displays and regular events. Be amazed by the Maze and Underground Grotto. Even take a Segway tour of