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Canterbury Cross in yellow and route nameCanterbury Middle Ring


16 km / 10 miles
The Canterbury Middle Ring includes some of the quaint little towns around the city. The cathedral spires can still be seen across the fields, making this an immersive, simple and friendly trail with plenty of options for lunch and rest-stops. The city's greenery is on display here, as are some lesser known pieces of Canterbury's history. It passes historic sites including St Martin's Priory, England's oldest continuously used church, a Norman Leper Hospital and the Black Prince's Well and the Canterbury to Whitstable Railway, the first steam-driven railway.

A guidebook by David Reekie is in both paperback and Kindle formats and is listed below.


Waymark: Canterbury Cross in yellow and route name
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Canterbury Cross in yellow and route name
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Agricultural land
Start and Finish: TR148582 - Canterbury, Kent View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2019
Web Sites: Canterbury Middle Ring

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

E-Book Canterbury Rings: How East Kent Conquered the World - a walker's guide to Ethelbert's Kingdom  (Amazon Media Group  - 2019 )


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Route Profile:

16.8 km (10.4 miles)
195 m (640 ft) ascent
73 m (240 ft)  maximum height

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