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Stylised valley & church spire and name on white discElham Valley Way


35 km / 22 miles
The route passes through some of Kent's finest landscapes, part of the nationally protected Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the seaside bustle of Hythe, walkers will explore the beautiful Seabrook Valley, see the dramatic escarpment of the downs, pass through unspoilt villages such as Elham, and the ornamental parklands and ancient woodlands near Barham, before heading towards the historic city of Canterbury and the cathedral.

The previous paper publication is out of print but may be downloaded free online, link below, and used copies may be available on Amazon.


Waymark: Stylised valley & church spire and name on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Stylised valley & church spire and name on white disc
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: TR165349 - Hythe, Kent View on StreetMap
Finish: TR150578 - Canterbury, Kent View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Kent - Elham Valley Way Annierak - Elham Valley Way [blog] Elham Valley Way - part 1 [YouTube video] Elham Valley Way - part 2 [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate Explore Kent Walk Challenge Certificate  (Explore Kent )
External download Elham Valley Way  (Explore Kent ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 179, 189
OS Landranger Active 179, 189
OS Explorer 138, 150
OS Explorer Active 138, 150

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14 km
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34 km

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Route Profile:

35.0 km (21.7 miles)
572 m (1,877 ft) ascent
178 m (584 ft)  maximum height

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