The George and Dragon Stour Valley and Canterbury Walk

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Canterbury, Kent, England

The George and Dragon Stour Valley and Canterbury Walk is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Canterbury, Kent, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 406 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

City walk

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular pub walk from the George and Dragon in Fordwich, Kent. The George and Dragon is a beautiful 15th century pub which was the film set for the Hand of Glory pub in the 1944 film, A Canterbury Tale. The walking route explores the adjacent Stour Valley with the chance to enjoy the pretty River Stour and extensive views from the woodland and open range paths. The full route also includes an additional stretch into the city of Canterbury where you'll have chance to see the famous cathedral and the city's other historical sites (if this optional arm to Canterbury is excluded the walk is reduced to just 3 miles). There are several gradients throughout the walk and, whilst the first half of the route follows a solid cycle path, the second half follows grass and dirt paths, parts of which can be quite muddy in the winter and after periods of rain. There are five stiles on route, four of which are on the optional stretch to Canterbury and all of which have open fencing which should allow medium-large dogs to pass through. You will also need to cross two cattle grids (again with gaps alongside suitable for dogs). Allow 2.5 to 3 hours for the full walk (plus extra time to explore Canterbury and its attractions) or 1.5 hours for the shorter walk.

Fordwich is located a few miles east of Canterbury and is accessed from the A28. The walk starts and finishes at the George and Dragon which is on King Street. The pub has its own large car park directly opposite. Approximate post code CT2 0DB.

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Lorna Wren
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Hiking

Good walk very easygoing

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Piero Vianello
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We started from Canterbury Cathedral and made all the ring way back to our starting point. Very easy and relaxing path, indications are not always clear but with the app there is no problem. Beautiful english countryside , pub is nice but a little provincial Food is honest Ghesboro fioi not too bad

Ben Jones
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Malgorzata Cyganowska
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