Deal is a great place to explore on foot. It's small, compact, flat with so many nooks and crannies of interest that are only revealed when walking.
The new Cycling & Walking Map covering Deal, Walmer and Sholden is a big map that fits in your pocket. Technically, the map is printed on an A2 (big) sheet that folds down to A6 (small). This allows a lot of detail to be added to the map including places to visit, conservation areas, bus stops, public toilets, green spaces, footpaths and cycle paths, without it all looking too cluttered. A big map that folds so small means the paper needs to be a bit thinner than normal, but an added advantage is that the paper can be written on. This means that you can easily mark on the map the things that are important to you.
So the map will help you to explore our towns by the sea, Deal & Walmer, as well as the glorious English rural landscape inland. There's a myriad of ‘points of interest’ on the map that will bring to life our heritage, history and landscape.
The map is free and is available from Deal Town Hall, Walmer Parish Council, Deal Saturday Market, Community Centres, stations and all sorts of other places throughout the area including cafes and visitor attractions. You can also order a copy by emailing our Visitor Information Centre.
Below you will find details of local walks for all types of walkers and if you'd like to take part in a guided walk, there is also information on local walking groups.
If you are planning to explore the wider rural area around Deal, you will find all the footpaths and bridleways on Kent's Public Rights of Way interactive map.