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Kent has over 4,400 miles (7,100 km) of public footpaths,
bridleways and byways providing free access to the county's much
loved countryside and coast.
These are all managed by the Public
Rights of Way and Access Service.
is a working document that outlines work that has already
been achieved on Kent’s public rights of way.It also lists key
objectives to improve the public rights of way network over the
next 10 years.
Whether you want to get
active in the Kent countryside or improve your skills and
experience by working with our staff on an exciting volunteer
project to suit most people, we offer offer something for
Do you want to find out more and start exploring Kent's
countryside and coast?
Explore Kent can help you find out about walking,
cycling, country parks and horse riding and discover new ideas
for great days out. You can use the interactive map to find
out what's near you.
Please take extra care when out in the countryside. Many paths
in Kent are flooded or run alongside fast flowing water making
walking and cycling difficult and it may not be possible to
complete some journeys. Water could be contaminated with sewage in
Please refer to
Environment Agency flood warnings.
Like a public road, a public right of way is a highway which
anybody may use at any time. Public rights of way are recorded on a
legal record of public rights of way:
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The East Kent Ploughing Match
Public Rights of Way officers spent the day at the East Kent
Ploughing Match on 25 September engaging with landowners and the
general public. Main enquiries included what was required to
mark paths and complaints about overgrowth! If you have
had a similar issue, tell
us with the reporting tool.
Cliff fall at Langdon Bay
A large cliff fall on 23 August 2013 has resulted in
the collapse of a section of the footpath ER269 leading down the
cliff at Langdon Bay to see the damaged area
download the map of Langdon Bay.
Find your nearest
Public Rights of Way and Access Service
03000 41 71 71
Report a problem on a public right of
Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Emergency calls are taken 24 hours a day
Telephone: 03000 41 41 41 Text relay: 18001 03000 41 41 41
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