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Places

It’s not just about the great shopping. A vibrant and modern county town with a pretty riverside setting, fun family attractions and an important history, we take a look around ever-evolving Maidstone

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July 2017

It’s an easy place to fall in love with, so take some time out this summer to experience the many wonders of Whitstable

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July 2017

It’s the new staycation craze that allows overnight guests to camp inside some of our country’s ancient disused churches. We grabbed our sleeping bags and bravely tried out ‘champing’ in Fordwich, then added six more unusual places to spend the night in Kent this summer

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tenterden is surely the Garden of England at its finest. Thanks to some strict planning regulations, much of the town retains its character and, from all the weather-boarded buildings, it appears its High Street has been frozen in time.

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June 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Kent has many villages that exude historical charm and a traditional village atmosphere beloved by locals and visitors. Here we pick 10 of the prettiest to explore

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Wildlife

An historian who wrote a book devoted to dendrology in Britain and Ireland has revisited some of the magnificent specimens to retell their stories

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July 2017

Our parks, public gardens and green spaces are a much-loved part of life in our communities, but with many neglected and underfunded, a movement to mobilise local volunteers has come to the rescue. We meet the groups proving that all an unloved park needs is a few good ‘Friends’

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June 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017

In our fast-moving modern world, it’s good to remember that some aspects of traditional country life have changed very little over the past centuries. We meet the new woodsmen who are making their livings from coppicing Kent’s ancient woodland and keeping traditional crafts alive and kicking. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque

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April 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

Dungeness is unique: no boundaries, a desolate landscape with wooden houses, power stations, lighthouses and gravel pits. Yet it possesses a rich, diverse wildlife in one of the world’s largest shingle landscapes

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February 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

Toads are in decline, but we can all help conservation efforts by making our gardens wildlife friendly

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February 2017

Events

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Don’t waste a weekend when there’s so much going on in Kent. We hand pick what’s on across the county this weekend that we think you’ll love

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In June 1667, 350 years ago, an Anglo-Dutch naval battle on the Medway saw English defeat and the tide of history turned for ever

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June 2017

With a new Christopher Nolan feature film on Dunkirk due out this summer, English Heritage is putting a special focus on the ‘secret’ underground tunnels at Dover Castle with a Second World War weekend taking place this month

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May 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

You won’t need to trek up to London’s theatres this month, as both Judgement in Stone and Rent are on stage in Tunbridge Wells

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May 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We have gathered some of Kent’s top Easter events happening around the county this year

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April 2017

Walks

Monday, June 26, 2017

Horsmonden is a pretty village set in the heart of rural Kent. Pass through orchards, flourishing crops, farm tracks and quaint country lanes

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This walk is packed full of Kentish delight and charm. Taking in the landscape that inspired the opening to Charles Dickens Great Expectations you can expect plenty of pretty wilderness on this walk

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This walk takes you through a rural paradise of meadows, woodland and riverside deep in the Eden Valley

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Striding out across the North Kent marshes with a Labrador in tow provides clarity of mind and a daily dose of exercise for one of the county’s most successful businessmen. Pictures courtesy of: Visit Kent

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March 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Christopher Marlowe is best remembered for his heady lifestyle – a mix of scandal, religion and espionage. This walk through Canterbury will allow you to see the history behind this fascinating character

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