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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.

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Easy access walking trails

Easy access walking trails

Easy access trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates. There are more than 20 great easy...

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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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Kent Country Parks

Kent Country Parks

Discover and explore the natural outdoor space of 9 stunning Kent Country Parks, each with its own unique character. With activity trails, pond dipping, parkruns, childrens craft activities, park walks...

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Walking netball

Walking netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game we all love; it is netball, but at a walking pace. Women the length of the country have started playing Walking...

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Active 10 App and Walking Routes

Active 10 App and Walking Routes

Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? Active 10 is part of the One You Kent programme, and encourages people to take brisk 10-minute walks every day

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Walking football

Walking football

Very different to the regular game of football, walking football caters primarily for the over 50s, although some tournaments are now running for players exclusively in their 60’s and 70’s....

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Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Wellbeing Walks are run by the Ramblers and supports over 600 short, free walks throughout England, all led by friendly, trained walk leaders.

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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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Get fit for Charity

Get fit for Charity

Want to get fit and give something back? Signing up to take part in an event for charity can be a great way to start your fitness journey.

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The Mason Mile

The Mason Mile

The Mason Foundation was set up with one single mission, to get communities moving together. The Foundation is a charity dedicated to bringing communities together and enabling them to become...

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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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5k Your Way – Move Against Cancer

5k Your Way – Move Against Cancer

5k Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends, and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer...

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Trevor’s Wilder Wellbeing Story

Trevor’s Wilder Wellbeing Story

Hear how Trevor feels the benefits of connecting with the natural word and making new friends to overcome anxiety and depression.

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Outdoors Is Free

Outdoors Is Free

During a time of rising living costs and record high fuel prices, we want to help you and your family stay active this summer without feeling the pinch. We’re inviting...

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Margaret’s Nordic Walking Story

Margaret’s Nordic Walking Story

Hear how Nordic Walking has helped Margaret to be more active in her everyday life.

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Affordable kit to get fit

Affordable kit to get fit

Becoming more active in your everyday life is now more affordable than ever, thanks to a new partnership between Everyday Active and the Heart of Kent Hospice. If you were...

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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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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

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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Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks

Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks

Explore Kent recommend their top five family walks to try around the county

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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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