Get out and explore Kent's beautiful coast and countryside with the help of Shepherd Neame's new Pub Walk guides. There are 14 walks to try, all between four and six miles in length, which take in a wide variety of terrains and environments, along with some of Kent’s most beautiful scenery.
Perhaps most importantly, they all start and finish at one of our pubs – as, of course, the best thing about any ramble is rewarding yourself at the end with a drink or bite to eat.
You can find out more about our walks and download maps below. Printed versions are also available in the venues featured.
The Bell Hotel & Market Inn, Sandwich
The Boathouse, Yalding & the Bush, Blackbird and Thrush, East Peckham
You can start this walk at either pub, and takes walkers along the banks of the River Medway and through the surrounding farmland of East Peckham and Yalding. An easy walk, it takes you over roadways, country lanes and grass. Walking boots are advised.
Route: 6 miles – 2.5 hours
Bush, Blackbird and Thrush
The Carpenters Arms, Eastling
This walk starts and finishes at the quintessentially country pub in the heart of the beautiful Kent Downs. A moderate walk, it will take you over a variety of grass and stony tracks, fields, woodland paths and country lanes. Walking boots are advised.
Route: 4 miles – 1.5 hours
The Carpenters Arms
The Coastguard, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover
This walk starts and finishes at the pub on the seafront at St Margaret’s Bay, which has stunning views across the Channel. It will take you across National Trust land and you will see sights including South Foreland Lighthouse and the Langdon Stairs, walking over roadways, sandy tracks and grass.
Route: 5 miles – 2.5 hours
The George Inn, Leeds, Maidstone
This walk starts and finishes at the 17th century coaching inn a stone’s throw from the “loveliest castle in the world”, Leeds Castle. A moderate walk, it will take you across country roads, woodlands, roadways, grass and agricultural fields. Walking boots are recommended.
Long route: 4.3 miles – 1.5 hours
Medium route: 3.9 miles – 1 and a quarter hours
The George Inn
The Horse and Groom, Wilmington
This relatively easy walk starts and finishes at the friendly Wilmington pub. It will take you over a variety of paths, mud, grass and stony tracks and woodland paths and country lanes. Walking boots are advised.
Route: 4 miles – 2 hours
The Horse and Groom
The Kings Head, Wye
Starting and finishing at the recently redecorated Kings Head pub in Church Street, this moderate walk takes you on a variety of country roads, woodlands, orchards, roadways, grass and agricultural fields, and walking boots are recommended. The longest route has a steep incline.
Long route: 5.5 miles – 2 and a quarter hours
Medium route: 4 and a quarter miles – 1 and three quarter hours
Short route: 2.5 miles – 50 minutes
The Kings Head
The Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie, Birchington
This easy walk starts and finishes at the seaside site overlooking the beach and boasting panoramic views. It will take you along a variety of roadways, mud, grass and stony tracks and some agricultural fields.
Route: 5 miles – 1 and three quarter hours
The Minnis Bay
New Flying Horse, Wye, near Ashford
This walk starts and finishes at the classic country inn in the village of Wye, nestled in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A moderate walk, it will take walkers over a variety of grass and stony tracks, woodland paths and country lanes, and agricultural fields. Walking boots are recommended.
Long route: 6 miles – 2.5 miles
Medium route: 4 miles – 1 and three quarter hours
New Flying Horse
The Three Mariners, Oare
These easy walks start and finish at the pub in Oare, near Faversham, taking in the beautiful Kent Wildlife Trust nature reserve. A variety of country lanes, stony tracks, agricultural land and grass, walking boots are recommended.
Long route: 5 miles – allow 2 and a half hours
Short route: 3 miles – allow 1 and a half hours
The Three Mariners
The Red Lion, Chelwood Gate
Starting and finishing at this stylish country pub famed for its fabulous food on the edge of Ashdown Forest, this moderate walk is over a variety of sandy tracks, woodlands and mud and stony tracks, so walking boots are recommended.
Route: 5.5 miles – two and a quarter hours
The Red Lion
The Swan and Dog, Great Chart
This easy walk starts and finishes at the 16th century building in the ancient village of Great Chart. It is over a variety of gravel tracks and roadways, stony tracks and agricultural fields.
Route: 4 and 3 quarter miles – 1 and three quarter hours
The Swan and Dog
Walking tour of Shepherd Neame pubs, Faversham
This easy walk starts and finishes at the Brewery Shop in Court Street and takes you on a route along roadways and pavements around the nine historical Shepherd Neame pubs in the market town.
Route: 2.5 miles – allow 1 hour plus stopping/ drinking time!
The White Horse, Boughton-under-Blean
This moderate walk starts and finishes at the recently renovated historic inn, a unique place to drink, dine and stay. It takes you over a variety of gravel tracks, fields and woodland paths. Walking boots are recommended.
Route: 5 miles – 2 hours
The White Horse
The White Lion, Selling
This moderate walk starts and finishes at the White Lion, a traditional pub in the picturesque village near Faversham. It will take you over a variety of gravel and stony tracks, agricultural fields, orchards and woodland paths. Walking boots are recommended.
Route: 4 miles – 1.5 hours
The White Lion
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