Kent is a great place to go walking, offering an immense variety of landscapes and environments in a relatively small space. The Kent Downs covers nearly a quarter of Kent, stretching from the White Cliffs at Dover up to the Surrey and London borders. It is a diverse and vibrant landscape with its chalk escarpments, secluded dry valleys, network of tiny lanes and historic hedgerows, ancient woodlands, traditional orchards, locally distinct villages, unique wildlife and many sites of historic and cultural interest to explore. All these make up a landscape that is such a valuable national asset that it was nationally designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1968.
Dover gives you an option of two National Trails:


North Downs Way
Farnham to Dover 227km/141 miles
Along the chalk ridges and wooded downlands of Surrey into Kent, with an optional loop via Canterbury, often running parallel to the ancient trackway of the Pilgrim's Way.

Saxon Shore Way
Gravesend - Hastings 261km/163 miles
Intriguing walk around the Roman-era coastline of Kent along the Thames Estuary, down the Wantsum Channel, along the White Cliffs and on into Sussex. Part of the South East Walks network
Kent is a great place to go walking, offering an immense variety of landscapes and environments in a relatively small space. The Kent Downs covers nearly a quarter of Kent, stretching from the White Cliffs at Dover up to the Surrey and London borders. It is a diverse and vibrant landscape with its chalk escarpments, secluded dry valleys, network of tiny lanes and historic hedgerows, ancient woodlands, traditional orchards, locally distinct villages, unique wildlife and many sites of historic and cultural interest to explore. All these make up a landscape that is such a valuable national asset that it was nationally designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1968.
Dover gives you an option of two National Trails:
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