Kent Group

Last updated 26 May 2024: see recent changes

Welcome to our LDWA Kent Group website
furthering the interests of those who enjoy long distance walking
Kent Group Life President: Brian Buttifant
Brian talks to Sheila - filmed by Jim at the Cinque Ports 100 (2m58s, MP4, 44MB)

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.

The Kent group welcomes non-members on our walks.  If you have not walked longer distances before, then you might like to start by trying one of our shorter walks in the 15 to 17 mile range.  We try to organise one of these each quarter.  For insurance reasons, you can walk with us up to three times before you need to become a member.

You can find out about where to meet us for a walk and how to join the LDWA.  And you can find us on Meetup.

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.  A guide to managing your membership is here.

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

An Alliterative Ascent in Kent
photo by Penny

50th Anniversary and Post-100 Get-Together - Sunday 9 June
If you intend to come to this event, please RSVP to by midnight Friday 31st May. Full details for the day here.

Entries are now open for the High Weald Challenge
on Saturday 13 July 2024 (26, 20 & 15 miles) from Langton Green.

Volunteers' Expenses - how it works and how to claim

See the Results for the White Cliffs Challenge
on Sunday 27 August 2023 (30 & 17 miles) from St Margaret's.

Risk of flooding? Here's a map.

Photos from Kent Group social walks in 2023 and 2024.

You can find details of neighbouring group walks here:
  Essex & Herts    London    Surrey    Sussex   or use this map.
Look here
for an overview of LDWA paths starting in Kent.
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.

Kent Group Challenge Events...

47th Sevenoaks Circular Walk
Sunday 17 March 2024
30, 20 or 15 miles
from Sevenoaks TN13 1SR

Event Page 

High Weald Challenge:
Saturday 13 July 2024
26, 20 or 15 miles
from Langton Green 
Event Page 

White Cliffs Challenge
Sunday 27 August 2023
30 or 17 miles
from St Margaret's CT15 6AP

Event Page 

...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
LDP Info

Tunbridge Wells
Circular Walk

27.5 miles
Website    Map 
Book    LDP Info

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