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We are a non-profit organization aiming to create a waymarked network of urban and rural walking trails both in and around the city.

The Canterbury Rings Project

To help everyone explore the riches of Canterbury's countryside


Our goal is to create a network of waymarked  walking routes in and around the city of Canterbury and out into the surrounding countryside.  The project will make pathfinding simple and easy, help to showcase some of the wonderful historic sites around the city, and promote tourism, exercise, and connection with nature and our heritage.


The network will be created entirely from existing public rights of way, forming three distinct circular walking trails from which walkers can choose a plethora of routes of different lengths to suit their interests and abilities.


The rings themselves represent a characterful and diverse range of possibilities from the urban to the rural, and from the simple couple-hour sojourn of the Inner Ring to the day-long expedition of the Outer.

    Spring Walks Charity Opening Event April 22nd to 28th 2019 in aid of Pilgrims Hospice

To celebrate the Opening of the Canterbury Rings we are holding 6 short circular guided walks.


Easter Monday April 22nd . Meet 11 am at the 4 Villages Stores, Littlebourne.2 miles

Wednesday April 24th. Meet Larkey Valley Woods carpark 11 am. 3 miles

Thursday April 25th. Meet Fordwich Town Hall 11 am. 2 Miles

Friday April 26th. Meet Castle Row car park Canterbury 11 am 2 miles

Saturday April 27th. Meet Sturry Library Green 11 am 1.6 miles

Sunday April 28th. Meet Canterbury St Radigunds Car Park 11 am 3 miles


All welcome but booking essential as car parking limited. Email David Reekie [email protected] Each walk costs £6 per person - all proceeds to Pilgrims Hospice





Our Sponsors

We want to give a big Thank You! to everyone who's supported the project so far...


A New Way to See the City of Canterbury




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King Ethelbert's Ring now open


King Ethelbert's Ring is am 80 mile circular walking trial which takes you on an amazing tour of East Kent.

It is named in honour of the greatest King of Kent, Ethelbert who was was the real life "Lord of the Rings" from which Tolkien took the idea for his famous books.


The trail is a vitual walking route which has no waymarking but you can download the route in sections from this website. Much of the route follows the well marked Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way. The main unmarked section is between Hastingleigh and Faversham which crosses from the escarpment of the North Downs to the North Kent coastline and will take you through some of the most magnificent landscape Kent has to offer.


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