If you'd like to escape to open space, the traditional seaside town of Herne Bay is a 30-minute drive away. Stretch your legs along its 2-mile seafront. Alternatively, jump in the saddle and cycle around the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve. The Blean covers 11 square miles and is famed as one of the most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in the country.
Conveniently located at the start of the North Downs way, YHA Canterbury is a great base to start the 156 mile footpath through the North Downs to Dover. Crab and Winkle Way was the first ever scheduled passenger railway line in the world and can now be used as a fantastic walking route to the thriving arts town of Whitstable.