It should come as no surprise to you that Kent, often referred to as the “Garden of England”, is a great place to go walking in. From north to south, the county contains a number of enticing hiking routes for those London walkers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you’re a lover of nature, and being outdoors, you’ll find yourself right at home hiking in amongst the greenery on offer here. With that in mind, here’s our guide to some of the best walking routes in Kent. From hiking trails that are perfect for pub lovers to footpaths tailor-made for nature lovers, this list ticks all the boxes.
1) Best Hike For A Pub: Wye To Etchinghill
No walk in the English countryside is complete without a pub stop along the way. About halfway along the Wye to Etchinghill route, via Amage Road, is a lovely 17th century pub called The Tiger Inn. Delicious food, tasty beer, and a cosy setting; it’s the perfect accompaniment to a bit of Kent-based walking.
2) Best Hike For White Cliffs: South Foreland Lighthouse Walk
What could be better than an idyllic walk featuring the world famous White Cliffs of Dover? How about a walk that not only features the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, but also a cool looking lighthouse as well? Yeah, that’ll do it. Throw the Langdon Hole tunnels into the mix, a landmark you can hit up on route, and you’re clearly onto a winner.
The hiking route, which exists as part of the Saxon Shore way, starts at the White Cliff visitor centre and finishes at the South Foreland Lighthouse. On a blue sky day, this breathtaking walk is a dream come true for landscape photographers and coastal enthusiasts.