Kent

Area name: Kent

Kent is one of the largest of the Ramblers’ areas with over 4000 members and thirteen local groups.  The area covers not just the county of Kent but also the unitary authority of Medway and the London boroughs of Bexley and Bromley.

The area is exceptionally well provided with great countryside and coast and around 4500 miles of public rights of way.  As well as providing led walks through the groups, the area undertakes a huge amount of work safeguarding public rights of way, both by monitoring the paths and proposed changes and by organising teams of volunteers to clear vegetation and maintain stiles and gates.

We also do a lot to encourage people to get out into the countryside to take advantage of all those miles of footpath, many of which are very quiet despite passing through countryside of outstanding beauty.  The variety and historical significance of our coastline is second to none and in 2016 the first Kent section of the England Coast Path opened.  To encourage people to use and appreciate the newly-signed and in places newly-created route we have published a guide that you can buy using the instructions on our web site – and support the work we do in the process.

Groups in this area

Ashford (Kent)

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

Bromley

We are a large friendly group offering both long and short walks. Our longer walks usually involve a pub stop and somewhere to picnic for an hour and we aim to finish between 3:30 and 4:30.

Canterbury

The Cathedral City of Canterbury is a perfect centre for walking. Two long distance paths go through the city, the North Downs Way and the Stour Valley Walk and the Saxon Shore Way passes along the...

Dartford & Gravesham

The Dartford and Gravesham Group walk on Sundays, some weekdays and the occasional Saturday, starting from various points within a 40-mile radius of Dartford.

East Kent Walking

East Kent Walking Group is specifically for young at heart people within Kent Area of the Ramblers! We are a friendly and welcoming group made up of couples and singles.

Maidstone

Maidstone group helps those who enjoy walking to explore the Kent countryside and beyond. Our walk leaders provide an interesting and varied programme of walks throughout the year.

Medway

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

North West Kent

We are a friendly group that runs up to 3 walks on Wednesdays and usually 1 on Sundays. We regularly stop for a pub lunch on our walks. We run group holidays, map reading courses and picnics, etc.

Sevenoaks

Everyone is welcome to join us on our organised walks. Many members of other Ramblers groups walk with us, and non-members also come along - we hope that after 2 or 3 walks you'll want to join! Walks are planned and led by our members and details ...

Tonbridge & Malling

Our friendly group is based within Tonbridge and Malling. Come and join us for a ramble in the beautiful Kent countryside. You will be very welcome.

Tunbridge Wells

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.

West Kent Walking

We are an upbeat walking group, (20s to 50s), and we provide a mixed programme of walks every weekend. We also organise social events, weekends away, plus other activities. Please read the notes on our website before joining our walks.

White Cliffs

Our Group walks between the flat lands of Thanet and the Romney Marsh, enjoying the Downland beside Dover and Folkestone and the Alkham and Elham Valleys. Our programme includes easy walks in Thanet and longer treks and adventures across the ...