Two men and a lady with a dog in winter clothing walking along Margate Harbour arm. Front of cars parked can be seen on right of picture. Tide out of the harbour can be seen on the left of the picture and in the background the businesses on the harbour arm
Walking along Margate Harbour Arm

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

Discover more on the Explore Kent website, and consider booking a Kent Greeter - volunteers who will delight in sharing Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate’s hidden highlights, for free

*Please remember if you are visiting our parks, beaches and open spaces to Respect, Protect and Enjoy*

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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

    East Kent Health Walks - walks led by trained volunteers for all abilities Birchington, Cliftonville Explorer, East Cliff, St Paul's, St Peter's, Marvellous Margate and Westgate 

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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

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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