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Walking is not only a fantastic way to stay healthy – it also does wonders for your mental health and is a great way to explore this beautiful county and spend time with friends and family.

In Kent and Medway we are lucky to have some stunning walking trails and country parks, as well as many pretty towns and villages to explore on foot. Walking can also be enjoyed as part of your regular daily routine or as an alternative to using the car for short journeys, with even a 10-minute brisk walk each day helping to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. So get on your feet, and start enjoying the many benefits walking has to offer.

Activities

Family walks in Kent

Family walks in Kent

Our friends at Explore Kent have put together their top five walks around the county to enjoy as a family. Give one a try - you might just create a new family favourite activity!

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Active 10

Active 10

Active 10 is part of the One You programme, and encourages people to take brisk 10-minute walks every day. Brisk walking is a great way to start building up to...

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Walking for Health

Walking for Health

Walking is the perfect exercise to keep your body and mind healthy. Just by simply walking, it helps us to maintain a healthy weight, strengthens our muscles and bones, raises...

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Medway Towpath walking & cycling route

Medway Towpath walking & cycling route

The Medway Towpath provides a long and peaceful stretch of riverside pathway, which is ideal for walking and cycling. The towpath can be cycled between Aylesford and Barming Bridge, with...

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Swap a journey for active travel

Swap a journey for active travel

Kent Connected’s ambition is to improve your journeys in Kent. They are passionate about saving you time and money all the while helping to improve the environment and your health...

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Being active with a disability or health condition

Being active with a disability or health condition

An everyday guide to being active for people living with an impairment or health condition.

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Couch to walking 5k

Couch to walking 5k

If you want to get more active in your everyday life, but don’t know where to start, go for a walk! From starting with just 10 steps to working up...

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Paul’s MS walking story

Paul’s MS walking story

Paul Jenkins was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2003, and has been living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since being involved in a car accident when he was 19...

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Explore Kent

Explore Kent

Explore Kent is part of Kent County Council, working with public, private and voluntary sector partners. They promote walking routes around the county such as the England Coastal Path, the...

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Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

There is so much to explore in this "wonderful world of trees", from walking and running routes to adrenaline pumping cycling tracks.

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Beating the boredom

Beating the boredom

We’ve all been there. You make a plan to get more active, perhaps a new year’s resolution. It goes well for a few days, perhaps even a few weeks but...

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Get fit for free

Get fit for free

Take a look at our series of articles to help you get fit without the expensive gym membership.

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Blog articles about walking

Benefits of…walking

Benefits of…walking

The benefits of walking are almost endless, and whether you used to walk regularly, have no experience of walking for exercise, or even if you're living with mobility issues, walking can provide real benefits for your health and welbeing.

Rebecca TunicliffeExplore Kent

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Explore Kent – challenging countryside walks

Explore Kent – challenging countryside walks

Kent’s long-distance trails deliver wide horizons, stunning scenery, rich history and an exhilarating sense of freedom. Some of these routes can be attempted in one go for the experienced walker,...

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Explore Kent – easy access trails

Explore Kent – easy access trails

Easy access trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates.

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Get fit for free – geocaching

Get fit for free – geocaching

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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