Dog Friendly Walks

Dog Friendly Walks : Canterbury - Whitehall Meadows Nature Reserve & Hambrook Marshes (Easy)

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Access via footpath at end of Stour Street, then underpass or by Toddler's Cove Playground off Whitehall Road, Canterbury

  • Map - Explorer 150 Canterbury & Isle of Thanet
  • Distance - Easy linear walks from 1/4 to several miles (same route there and back)
  • Stiles - None
  • Date walked - 22/04/2016 & 21/02/2017

Whitehall Meadows Nature Reserve & Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

If travelling by car there is a small pay and display car park (and public toilets) by Toddler's Cove Playground off Whitehall Road. Canterbury East railway station is about 10 minutes  walk and the marshes can be reached by using the underpass beneath Rheims Way near to the end of Stour Street and Aldi.

This is an easy flat walk on a surfaced path beside the Great Stour river through Whitehall Meadows Nature Reserve & Hambrook Marshes. It is also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There are some dog poop bins along the path. Just walk as far as you want to along the path on the Great Stour Way (maximum distance about 3 miles) and then retrace your steps. Lottie and Murphy were off the lead for most of the walk. There are a number of information boards along the route about the marshes and you will also pass underneath the now disused Elham Valley railway line (there are some steps up to the old line if you want take in the view or vary the route).

Hambrook marshes are about 10 minutes walk from the city centre along Stour Street and 15 minutes from the cathedral.

For refreshments after the walk the White Hart inn in Worthgate Place, Canterbury (beside Dane John Garden) is dog friendly for drinks, meals or just coffee. Alternatively The Old Coach and Horses at Harbledown is a short drive away.

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