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Walking and Cycling The GreatStour WayA walking and cycling route thatfollows the River Great Stour. As wellas providing a safe and traffic-freepath that is accessible for wheelchairusers, it makes it easy to access theKent Downs Area of outstandingNatural Beauty. With Chartham railwaystation nearby, try combining a trainjourney with a cycle ride or walk to orfrom Canterbury. Crab and Winkle WayOriginally a six-mile railway linerunning between Canterbury andWhitstable between 1830 and 1952,some of it was reopened as a cycle andwalking route. It passes throughbeautiful countryside and woodlandsincluding Blean Woods, one of thelargest areas of ancient woodland inEngland and home to a wide range offlowers, butterflies and birds.Oyster Bay TrailA cycle and walking route passingthrough Reculver Country Park, HerneBay and Swalecliffe. It also connectsto the Viking Trail which provides anenjoyable sea-shore cycle route toMargate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.Along this route you will pass a sea-water lagoon and a working oysterfarm. There are numerous alternative walksand cycle routes to enjoy includingThe Elham Valley Way from Canterburyto the coastal town of Hythe, a circularChartham Walk along the Stour Valleyand part of the North Downs Way anda variety of routes at Grove Ferry. For further information go towww.kent.gov.uk/explorekentCathedral to CoastUndertake your own Pilgrim's Progresson this marvellous 50 mile (80km)circular ride using Regional Routes 16and 17 linking Dover, Canterbury andFolkestone. The route passes along leafylanes and bridleways amid rolling hills,woodland, country villages and hamlets.Good en-route signage enables you tojoin the journey at any point.Web: www.crabandwinkle.orgWeb: www.kent.gov.uk/explorekentWeb: www.kent.gov.uk/explorekentWeb: www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent16www.canterbury.co.uk

Cycle Hire Downland Cycles HireDownland Cycles Hire Centre offers avariety of routes around Canterbury anddedicated cycle paths to Whitstable,Chartham and Stodmarsh to suit everycyclist. Coastal and countryside routesare available at varying distances withcycle routes supplied free of charge.We rent out easy to ride quality hybridbikes, children's add ons and Tandems. Tel: 01227 479 643Web: www.downlandcycles.co.ukEmail: julie@downlandcycles.co.ukHerne Bay Cycle HireDaily or weekly hire of bicycles, tandems,tag-alongs and child-trailers - forrecreational cyclists, families, tourists andstudent groups, exploring the coastlinebetween Whitstable and Reculver or inlandtowards Canterbury. We are now able tooffer One-Way-Hire between Herne Bay,Whitstable and Canterbury - so plan yourtrip in advance and leave the bikeswherever you like. Ask for a map of ourcircular route connecting all threedestinations. Please see the website for full details.Tel: 01227 275 156 / 07791 114 529Web www.hernebaycyclehire.comEmail: hernebaycyclehire@sky.comCanterbury Cycle HireDaily or weekly hire of bicycles,tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailers- for recreational cyclists, families,tourists and student groups - this is anideal way of exploring the historic cityof Canterbury or taking a trip to thecoast on the Crab and Winkle Way.(One way hire available.)Tel: 01227 275 15607791 114 529Web: www.canterburycyclehire.comEmail: info@canterburycyclehire.comWhitstable Cycle HireDaily or weekly hire of bicycles,tandems, tag-alongs and child-trailersfor recreational cyclists, families,tourists and student groups. Explorethe town and gentle coastline ofWhitstable or take a trip to Canterburyon the Crab and Winkle Way. (One wayhire available.)Tel: 01227 275 156 07791 114 529Web: www.whitstablecyclehire.comEmail: info@whitstablecyclehire.comwww.canterbury.co.uk17