Lower Hardres Rides
Lower Hardres, situated just outside Canterbury, is
a lovely area for horse riders to enjoy a quiet ride and take
in the peaceful atmosphere of this rural area.
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About the area:
Discover the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty on horseback.
Permissive off-road riding routes link to public bridleways
making for stunning circular rides, near the historical cathedral
city of Canterbury.
The woodland and open parkland are home to both a variety of
birds and insects, as well as some beautiful scenery.
You will commonly see foxes, rabbits and squirrels around the
area as well as a number of birds. Swallows nest each year and
kestrels regularly hover in search of a meal.
This is a great way to explore the fantastic countryside around
Lower Hardres, named after the Hardres family, who owned the land
around this area for 600 years after the Norman Conquest of
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For further information about the Lower Hardres rides, download
Ride Kent (PDF, 3.5MB) guide.