Kent Group

Last updated 25 January 2021

Welcome to our LDWA Kent Group website
furthering the interests of those who enjoy long distance walking

If this is your first visit you may want to have a look at the national LDWA website to get an idea of all that we offer to those who enjoy long distance walking.

You can also find out about where to meet us for a walk and how to join the LDWA.

Once you have joined the LDWA we would encourage you to become a member of Kent Group by ensuring that your Local Group Memberships include Kent.

Please contact our Membership Secretary Neil Higham with any membership query or for details of how to receive our printed Kent Group Newsletter three times a year.

Please send any contributions or suggestions for our Kent Group Newsletters to

Our Kent Group AGM will be a Zoom meeting from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 31 January 2021.
Please contact Helen who can supply details of how to join the meeting.
All Kent Group members are welcome.

Kent and Medway are in National Lockdown.
Y 100 Sir Fynwy 2021 has now been replaced by this Virtual 100.  Details are here.
Current status of Nearby Challenge Events, now including nine Anytime Challenge Events
LDWA Statement on Coronavirus - updated on 4 January 2021
Sport England provides updated information and support.
The National Trust and The Ramblers also have advice for their members.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK
Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

Find out about the Right to Roam campaign.
What do you know about the Slow Ways project?
Kent Online records Graham Smith's 'outstanding contribution to walking'
Track down those missing paths: The Ramblers' mapping project
For your booklist: Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk by Robert Peel
Kent Group Photograph Albums: you can see all five here - now with added names.
Which path?  Zoom in to the KCC map of Public Rights of Way to find out.

Check our Dates, Details and Documents.   Keep up with Kent Group on Facebook.
You can find details of neighbouring group walks here:  Essex & Herts    London    Surrey    Sussex

Kent Group Challenge Events...

45th Sevenoaks Circular Walk
Sunday 21 March 2021
32, 22 or 17 miles from TN13 1SR
Event Cancelled

High Weald Challenge:
High Weald Walk
Sunday 11 July 2021
26+, 20 or 15 miles from Langton Green
Details to follow

White Cliffs Challenge
Saturday 28 August 2021
30 miles from St Margaret's CT15 6AP
Event Details

2021 Sevenoaks Circular Cancellation - a note from David Thornton
It is with some inevitability that the Kent committee have decided to cancel the above event. Current covid restrictions have resulted in this decision. Had there been a chance that the event could have been held on a reduced scale, we would most likely have reached the same conclusion for the safety of competitors, marshals and more importantly the wider public.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those people who had already offered to help marshal the event. In particular I would like to thank Neal and Jan O’Rourke for their valuable time spent checking the route description for me. Rest assured that investment of time won’t go to waste and fingers crossed we can all look forward to a full event in 2022.

...and check these links

Get easy access to
Nearby Challenge Events
complete with status,
entry details and results

Four Pits Walk
Anytime Challenge
40 miles

One for the Archive:
Kent Group's
Cinque Ports Hundred
26 - 28 May 2018
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