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.
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
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...
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...
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...
Being active with a disability or health condition
An everyday guide to being active for people living with an impairment or health condition.
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.
Blog articles about 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.
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,...
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.
Explore Kent’s top 5 family walks
Explore Kent recommend their top five family walks to try around the county
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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