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Head of grey heron on named discsStour Valley Walk (Kent)


82 km / 51 miles
A walk along the valley of the River Stour from the source, passing through a varied landscape, and taking in downland, woodland, orchards, hop gardens, lakes, dykes and marshland, unspoilt villages and historic towns. The remainder of the route traces the old Saxon shoreline of the Wantsum Channel to the important Roman site at Richborough, thence to the ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich.

The original paper publication is out-of-print but used copies may be on Amazon. The Kent County Council website below has detailed mapping.


Waymark: Head of grey heron on named discs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Head of grey heron on named discs
Attributes: Easy
Start: TQ899522 - Lenham, Kent View on StreetMap
Finish: TR347625 - Pegwell Bay, Kent View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Kent - Stour Valley Walk Tim Bertuchi - Stour Valley Walk Annierak - Stour Valley Walk [blog] Stour Valley Walk [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Certificate Explore Kent Walk Challenge Certificate  (Explore Kent )


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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 137, 148, 149, 150
OS Explorer Active 137, 148, 149, 150

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Route Profile:

86.6 km (53.8 miles)
739 m (2,425 ft) ascent
152 m (499 ft)  maximum height

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