The George and Dragon Stour Valley and Canterbury Walk

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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.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 406 feet Route Type: Loop

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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.

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