Deal is the first town in the South of England to receive status.
Please click on the following links for details of walking groups and popular walks supplied to Deal Town Council, Visitors Information Centre (please note some details of establishments may now be out of date).
Walmer Castle to Deal Castle Walk
An easy 2-mile (3km) walk running parallel to National Cycle Route 1. Except for a 40m-long access ramp (1:10 gradient with 1:25 cross slope) from the car park to the start of the walk, the entire path surface is tarmaced and flat. Benches are spaced at regular intervals all the way along the walk.
Kingsdown and Walmer Walk
This short walk, not far from the villages of Walmer and Kingsdown, offers some fine views from Hawkshill Freedown. The Freedown is a public area of open grassland offering fine views across the surrounding countryside, the English Channel and on a clear day, the coast of France.
Hawkshill was once a World War I aerodrome and now the site of a memorial to pilots who flew from here and were killed fighting in France.
The walk also passes Walmer Castle which dates from the 16th century. The castle formed part of a line of defence along the edge of the downs. Now owned by English Heritage, the castle is home to a collection of memorabilia from the Duke of Wellington.
2.2 miles (3.5km) approx. 4,375 steps. Allow 1.5 hours.
Explore a changing coastline between Walmer and Deal. For more information, or to download the written or audio booklet of the walk, click here