Walking the Isle of Thanet
Step out and about at the coast exploring Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
From a leisurely stroll along the prom, a guided tour with costumed characters of Thanet’s past to learning about the area's forgotten history.
if you are out and about walking along our coastline, look out for our Digital Interpretation Plaques and delve a little bit deeper into the area you are exploring?
Grab your boots, guide or map and off you go. If all that walking is too much there are plenty of places for a pit stop to rest your tired feet along the way
*Please remember if you are visiting our parks, beaches and open spaces to Respect, Protect and Enjoy*
Be Guided around the Isle
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Broadstairs Town Walks - stroll around Broadstairs taking in 600 years of history on this guided tour
St Peter’s Village Tour - an award winning costumed character tour around the village telling of its history and people
St Peter’s Churchyard - guided tour around one of the longest churchyards in the country and the largest “Closed Churchyard” in England
St Peter’s WWI Graves Tour - visit the graves and remember those who died during or as a result of World War I. There are 37 people buried here, two of whom are unidentified seamen
St Peter’s WWII Graves Tour - remember those who died during or as a result of World War II. There are 14 servicemen buried here, along with visiting the graves of 5 local firemen who were killed while on duty by enemy action
Ramsgate Costumed Walks - four different historic walks (East Cliff, Town Centre, West Cliff and Royal Harbour) guided by costumed characters on Tuesdays in July and August
Rotten Ramsgate Walks - guided walking tours covering historical murders in Ramsgate. Alternating between the West Cliff and East Cliff plus special joint walks
Ramsgate Blitz Walks - relive the dark days of Ramsgate during WWII on this guided tour. Taking place 1st Sunday of the month (except June and September) and Fridays in July & August
Ramsgate Walk and Talk - Find out why the Isle of Thanet offers a unique window into the cultural heritage and history of south east England.Tours run Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Take a Wander
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Viking Coastal Trail - a 32 mile cycle route that can be walked along the coast and through the rural villages of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
Discover Margate Trail - self-guided walk exploring heritage spaces and landmarks around Margate
Magical Margate - 3.5 mile self-guided walk that can be downloaded in audio or written form exploring Margate’s origins as a seaside resort
Turner and Dickens Walk - 4 mile self-guided walk connecting Turner’s Margate with Dickens Broadstairs along an ancient path
Broadstairs Town Trail - self guided trail around the town with illustration board and guides giving an insight into the town history, people and buildings
Pugin Town Trail - walk from the East Cliff to the West Cliff highlighting the town’s architecture designed, built and even lived in by the architect Augustus Pugin and his family
Ramsgate Military & Heritage Trail - take a self-guided walk through the town's history and find out about events from its past
Active Ramsgate Walks - amble around the town discovering nature galore, regency architecture and breathtaking views – choose from a number of trails, heading along the coastline in Sea It All, tour the beaches and bays in Beach Roamer or tour the England Coastal Path from Ramsgate to Camber.
Ramsgate Montefiore Walk - explore Ramsgate’s connections with Jewish philanthropist and activist Sir Moses Montefiore
Everyday Archaeology - experience a real edgeland, a space created by man and reclaimed by nature
Way of St Augustine - travel in the footsteps of St Augustine and discover the birth of Christianity in England on this 19 mile self-guided walk to Canterbury
Coastal Walk - with 19 miles of coastline waiting to be discovered; chalk cliffs and stacks, sandy beaches and bays plus rock pools for discovering, what is more relaxing
Treasure Trails (Margate and Broadstairs) -Explore on a self-guided trail, that can be done in your own time at your own pace to discover the treasure
England's Creative Coast GeoTour - Perfect for art lovers, families and those wanting to explore their own towns, geocaches are hidden in, and around, outdoor artworks, galleries and coastal towns
Follow in the Footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh - find out about the artist time in Ramsgate
Walk, Talk and Game
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Digital Interpretation Plaques - discover intriguing stories about the area with 11 new digital plaques. Enter the code and the story will come alive with pictures, video and audio
Geocaching - Take on a digital treasure hunt. Download the geocaching app, then find the hidden ‘caches’ using GPS coordinates, collecting smileys (and smiles) along the way