Local Walking

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.

Cover of Cycling & Walking MapThe 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

Some Local Walks

Historic Town TrailHistoric Town Trail

Discover Deal's fascinating and notorious past by following the Historic Town Trail. 



Rev.T.S.Treanor Blue PlaqueBlue Plaque Trail

A A two mile walk around Deal featuring plaques to many of the fascinating residents of the past.

Royal Marines Heritage Trail Marker

Royal Marines Heritage Trail

The trail traces the indelible marks the Royal Marines left behind in Deal & Walmer. 

Invasion Coast Boats on the beachInvasion Coast

 A six mile walk uncovering the human and elemental threats to our coastline 


Canons at Walmer CastleKingsdown Walk

A 2.2 mile circular walk between Kingsdown & Walmer along the England Coastal Path

Signpost on the PromCastle to Castle

A two mile linear walk between Deal & Walmer Castles along the seafront.

WW1 Walking Trail

First World War Walking Trail revealing the history of local people, places and events.  

Walmer Life Boat StationWW1 Walmer Walk

World War 1 Walking Trail for Walmer, Deal & Upper Deal. 


Calorie Map CoverDeal & District Calorie Maps

Five local short circular routes with detailed maps and information.

Walkers at Deal CastleThree Castles Walk

Take in three magnificent castles and a lighthouse, then discover the heritage and natural beauty of Deal. 

Walkers on Deal beachFishing to Seafaring

Walk along a stunning stretch of coastline from Deal, known as the prettiest seaside town in Kent. 

Gromit in Middle StreetWalk Selection

Ten circular walks through Deal from 2.5 to 8.5 miles.

Local Walking Groups

David Collyer leading a walkCollyers Companions

David Collyer was a local historian & walker and these guided history or nature walks are 3-4 miles long and aimed at families. For more information call 01304 241806.

Health Walks brandDeal Library Health Walks

Short 40-90 minutes walks during the week and at weekends. Walks exploring areas around Deal and Kingsdown via footpaths, the promenade and bridleways.

Tree in a fieldDover & Thanet Right of Way Society

Walks of about 6 miles every other Sunday, with a Saturday walk of 10-12 mines once a month. 


Ramblers in a field of poppiesEast Kent Rambling Club

Two walks every Wednesday one of 10-12 miles and another of 4-5 miles. Club volunteers regularly help clear footpaths.

Walkers on the PierHappy Walkers

Walks of up to four miles every Wednesday.

For more information call 01304 375079 

Long Distance Walker Association Kent logoLong Distance Walkers Association - Kent Group

Regular Group Walks of between 15-25 miles, led by an experienced member, often encompassing a pub or cafe stop. Walk offer both a challenge and a chance to explore new areas, whilst making new friends.

A tile of men walking in Middle StreetMonday Walking Group

For more information please email Jennie

White Cliff Ramblers LogoWhite Cliffs Ramblers

Walks every Thursday & Sunday. Thursday is a long walk of approximately 10 miles; Sunday two walks, a short walk of 5 miles and a long walk of 10 miles. There are occasional walks at other times, on other days.