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AA 40 Short Walks Kent - This compact and handy guide to short walks in Kent features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions. Published June 11.

ISBN: 9780749569044 - Kent

The Tonbridge Circular Walk, Deborah Coles - The Tonbridge Circular Walk follows the footsteps of 24 lords and knights who walked around the lands of Tonbridge Castle in the 13th century. The route was recorded on a piece of parchment kept in Canterbury Cathedral. This book links up places on the route using public footpaths to make a 33 mile circuit. Directions are given for this circuit divided into 12 stages; for two 25 mile walks each taking in half the route starting and finishing at Tonbridge Castle; and also for 15 short circular walks covering the whole route. The countryside around Tonbridge is extraordinarily beautiful and varied with wonderful views and a fascinating history. Points of historic interest of all periods are noted and every walk passes a pub, cafe or shop. Published July 13.

ISBN: 9781908616357 - The Tonbridge Circular Walk

Pathfinder: Kent, David Hancock - Walkers in Kent enjoy a number of long distance footpaths, including the North Downs Way, Wealdway, Pilgrims' Way and Greensand Way, and sections of them are incorporated into several walks in this guide. Routes starting at Tenterden and Penshurst wind through a typical Kentish landscape, characterised by orchards, medieval churches and coast houses. Deal and Sandwich, featured on another walk, were once centres for smugglers, while walks along the cliffs of Dover and Folkestone evoke historic maritime events. In contrast, Romney Marsh and the Swale have a wild and lonely beauty which evoke a more contemplative mood. Published January 14.

ISBN: 9781854585332 - Pathfinder Kent

Pub Walks in Kent, David Hancock and John Quarendon.  Published July 11. North Kent Walks, Christine Baldwin - Walks on and around the North Downs from Maidstone/Sevenoaks up to the Isle of Sheppey, With maps, directions and refreshment stops.  Published June 10. Walking the Disused Railways of Kent, David Bathurst.  Published July 10.

 

Kent: A Dog Walker's Guide, David and Hilary Staines - The 20 circular routes in this book have been designed with maximum off-lead time, and vary in length from 1 and a half to 9 miles. There are walks through the ancient woodland of Toys Hill and Shoreham Woods; the lovely parkland of Penshurst Place; the tranquil scenery of the River Medway and the glorious coastline of Reculver. Published March 12.

ISBN: 9781846742767 - Kent - a Dog Walker's Guide


 

AA 50 Walks: Kent, 3rd Edition - Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities, this helpful guide features all the necessary practical details for a successful trip, including information on distance, gradient, level of difficulty, landscape, dog friendliness, parking availability, and restroom locations. Fascinating background on the history and wildlife of each area is provided, and local points of interest are indicated on accompanying full-colour maps. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way - including churches, country houses, museums, villages, and towns--as well as information on local restaurants, tea rooms, and pubs. Revised with new routes and updated maps and information, these guides are your key to experiencing the beauty and variety of the British landscape. Published April 13. 
 

Kent and Sussex Battlefield Walks, Rupert Matthews - As the closest areas of England to the continent, Kent and Sussex have been a route favoured by invaders. The Romans came this way, as did the English, the Normans and the French. But the area has also seen its share of civil strife, in medieval baronial conflicts, the Wars of the Roses and Tudor religious uprisings. Rupert Matthews, 'the History Man', presents fifteen guided walks around the battlefields of Kent and Sussex. He provides an account of events as they unfolded on the ground along with full background and context. His expertise, descriptive powers and lively enthusiasm bring the drama of history vividly to life. Published April 08.
 

ISBN: 9780711228269 - Kent and Sussex

AA 30 Short Walks in Kent - Handy pocket-sized box of 30 short walking routes in Kent. Contained within the box are 30 cards each with a short walking route, so you can easily take it with you on the walk for reference. All of the walks featured are between 1 and 4 miles long meaning they can be tackled in a morning or afternoon. Key panels give details on distance, gradient, difficulty, surface and other practical advice.  Published August 11.

ISBN: 9780749570507 - Kent

Walks Through Historic Sandwich, Helen Clarke - This attractive booklet is a guide to two walks around the historic town of Sandwich, once one of the great ports of medieval England. As a Cinque port, it served successive monarchs as a military and naval base for their overseas expeditions and its trading activities extended far and wide. The town still displays signs of those prosperous centuries: an unchanged street plan, a virtually intact circuit of town walls and an exceptionally large number of well-preserved medieval houses. Two walks, clearly described with maps and copious photos, unlock the features of this fascinating town. The first is a walk through the historic streets to the heart of Sandwich, describing buildings of architectural note and points of historical interest. The second is a walk around the town walls taking in ramparts and fortifications, with views of the surrounding countryside. Published July 11.
 

ISBN: 9781842174562 - Walks Through Historic Sandwich

Kent AA 30 Walks (Cards) - This original concept takes thirty of the most popular walks in Kent from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in an easy-to-carry, durable box. Each of the cards are pocket sized to carry with you on your walk and are durable and weather proof to protect them from the elements. Each of the walks are carefully selected to suit all levels of fitness and ability and clear route directions and maps make them easy-to-follow. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Published October 09.

ISBN: 9780749563493 - Kent

 

The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England, Judith Bamber - "The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England" is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers' tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren't afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the "Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England".  Published January 09.

ISBN: 9781858281544 - The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England

Finding My Place Seven Long Distance Walks in Kent and East Sussex, Brian Rance - Finding My Place is more than just a guide book to Kent and parts of East Sussex; it is also a companion guide to the places visited on 7 marathon walks. It is a celebration of the geography, geology and landscape, the flora and fauna, the history, people and places of this part of southern England. This book relates the author's experiences of walking throughout Kent and parts of East Sussex, from the London suburbs to the North Kent and Channel coasts, accompanied by painful feet and many a pint in local pubs on the way. Spread throughout the book are 85 illustrative plates to supplement the narrative: including route maps, in-depth historical information, points of interest and notable landmarks, countryside regulations and descriptive wildlife profiles, and a selection of the author's own 'place' poems. This is a special, different kind of walking book, not only in terms of its scope and detail, but also because of the hundreds of miles walked by the author in 'finding his place'. Published January 12. K

Walking My Patch, Brian Rance - Picking up the walking boots where Finding My Place kicked them off, Walking my Patch is an invitation to enjoy seven more long-distant journeys in the company of Kentish Man Brian Rance, as he navigates around the Kent and East Sussex countryside. The depth and detail of the book make it not only an ideal companion for those embarking on the documented walks, but also essential reading for lovers of the great outdoors and protectors of a diminishing landscape. Published July 13. K

Walking the South Coast of England, David Bathurst - A Complete Guide to Walking the South-facing Coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Sussex and Kent, from Lands End to the South Foreland. Every year, people flock to Englandís south coast to visit heritage sites or simply to relax on the beach. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain. David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. With rugged cliffs and ancient cathedral cities, historic ports and wonderful wildlife, thereís something for everyone; whether youíre a seasoned hiker ready to take on the entire walk, or a summertime stroller who wants to experience this rewarding ramble in smaller doses. Published May 08

Walking the South Coast of England

 

Family Walks in the Weald of Kent & Sussex, Clive Cutter - 16 walks of up to 6 miles. Published April 92.

 

Kent Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide), John Brooks - 28 varied walks - 9 easy (4 - 5Ĺ miles), 15 moderate (6 - 9Ĺ miles) and 4 challenging (10 - 12 miles). Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Published August 93. East Kent Walks Canterbury & Ashford, Christine Baldwin. Published May 04.  Published April 01.

Circular Walks Along the Greensand Way.  Published March 09.

National Trail Guides: North Downs Way, Colin Saunders - The North Downs Way is the National Trail that follows Natural Englandís acorn way marks from Farnham to the coast at Dover. This picturesque Trail takes in chalk ridges, river valleys and sections of the Pilgrimsí Way. At the eastern end you can either walk via Canterbury (a total distance of 130 miles, 208 km) or follow the southern route (123 miles, 197 km). This is the complete, fully updated, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. Published March 13. 


ISBN: 9781781310618 - National Trail Guides: North Downs Way

Footpaths for Fitness: Kent, Mike Easterbrook - Twenty circular walks to help the young and not so young improve their fitness. The routes range from 1 - 10 miles and are graded by length and degree of energy needed. Published May 08.

ISBN: 9781846740879 - Footpaths for Fitness: Kent 

 

Walking in Kent: 40 Walks Throughout the County, Kev Reynolds - This is the third collection of walks in the Garden of England selected by Kev Reynolds. It includes the best of the walks from the previous two volumes (now out of print), as well as some recently discovered routes in all corners of the county. There's plenty to appeal to both family strollers and determined ramblers, and each route has been re-walked and carefully revised. Come walking in Kent and you'll discover some of Britain's finest non-mountain landscapes, as well as hidden architectural treasures and historic villages. But best of all is the surprise of long unhindered views and big skies over Kent, where Britain begins. The features include: 40 walks, with variations; easy-to-follow route descriptions; O.S. mapping; background information; and full colour illustrations. Published March 07. K
 

ISBN: 9781852844622 - Walking in Kent

Pub Walks for Motorists, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, David Weller and Mike Easterbrook - This title features forty circular walks covering the three counties, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes near Ightham, Sissinghurst and Canterbury in Kent; Cobham, Dunsfold and Godstone in Surrey; and Billingshurst, Forest Row and Winchelsea in Sussex.  Published June 03.

Walking the Kent Coast from End to End, David Bathhurst - A long distance walk of 178 miles divided into 14 sections. Filled with maps, pictures and clear information on public transport, accommodation and refreshments.  Published May 07. Walking the Castles of Kent, David Harrison - A long distance walk connecting 25 castles in stunning locations within the Garden of England. Clear maps plot the route, along with in-depth architectural and historical information of each castle.  Published August 07.
Country Walks in Kent, Michael Easterbrook - 15 Leisurely rambles.  Published April 10. 

ISBN: 9781846741920 - Country Walks in Kent

 

South East England AA 100 Walks - Enjoy the best of the English countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Southeast England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter depending on the hinterland. Published January 10.

ISBN: 9780749565008 - Southeast England

Ghost Hunter Walks in Kent, Rupert Matthews.  Published June 05.

Ghost Hunter Walks in Kent

 

Family Walks in Kent, Christine Baldwin - Flat walks suitable for all.  Published March 07.

Pub Strolls in Kent, Mike Easterbrook - Thirty short circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes routes near Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Rochester, Ashford and Canterbury. With maps and photographs in full colour. Limited availability. Published April 02

Walks Around the Kent Coastline, Christine Baldwin.  Limited availability.  Published June 03.

Canterbury Guide: River and City Walks, Shaukat Khan. Limited availability.  Published May 10.

ISBN: 9780955947414 - Canterbury Guide

On Foot in the Weald, 18 Walks in the Weald of Sussex and Kent, Ben Perkins. Limited availability. Published May 03.

Kent Teashop Walks, Jean Patefield - Twenty circular walks, based on good local teashops, including routes near Penshurst, Sissinghurst, Walmer, Ramsgate, Canterbury, Faversham and Maidstone.  Limited availability. Published April 01. Revised 2009
 

Best Tea Shop Walks in Kent, Norman & Jane Buckley, 25 walks of modest length, with a carefully selected tea shop on each route. Limited availability. Published September 01.

Best Tea Shop Walks in Kent

Walks into History: Kent, Bea Owen - Twenty circular walks exploring different aspects of Kent's historical past, with maps and photographs.  Limited availability. Published May 08.

ISBN: 9781846741289 - Walks into History Kent

 

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North Downs Way: Farnham to the Medway, Walker's Route Series,  Harvey. Published April 01

North Downs Way: Medway to Dover, Walker's Route Series. Published Oct 01

A-Z Kent Atlas - This spiral bound street atlas of Kent includes complete countywide mapping in one volume and contains 230 pages of coloured street mapping which covers the county in two sections. Published April 11

 

 

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