Best dog walks in Canterbury

Best dog walks in Canterbury

15 March 2023

Whether you own a dog or are interested in walking a dog in Canterbury. There are numerous parks and open spaces for you and your dog to enjoy, we’ve listed a few of our favourite’s below.

Great Stour Tour

If you like to explore whilst you walk, there is no better way to get to know a city than by taking a tour. The Great Stour tour as it’s commonly known, flows through the city and Canterbury Historic River Tours offers one of the most enjoyable insights into the city’s past. They are dog friendly and regularly accomodate dogs on their award winning tours.

Dane John Gardens

Nestled in the middle of the Canterbury city walls is Dane John Gardens, a historic park which dates back to the 1500’s. Stroll up to the top of the mound, which has been there since the first century AD, and take in the beautiful views. A perfect place for dog walking in Canterbury.

Westgate Gardens

A great spot for a dog walk within the city walls and not far from Canterbury East Station is Westgate Gardens. The Gardens are beside River Stour, next to Westgate Towers, the city’s 600 year old gatehouse and is home to a Victorian Tower House. There is a lot of open space and lots to discover with your family and of course the gardens are dog friendly.

Whitstable Beach

There’s something exciting about a trip to the seaside and it’s great to see a happy pup bounding along the shore. So why not head to Whitstable beach, where dogs are permitted on the beach and what’s better it’s only a short 25 minute drive from Canterbury. With great places to grab a bite to eat along the coast, you’re pretty much set for the whole day.

St Augustine’s Abbey

If you enjoy dog walks in Canterbury with a little bit of history thrown in, head to St Augustine’s Abbey. Founded in 597 AD, St Augustine’s Abbey is pooch friendly, and welcomes dogs on leads to explore the grounds. There is also a free audio tour as well as a VR experience so visitors can ‘walk’ through parts of the 16th-century monastery and experience the site in an immersive way.

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