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Send a cheque payable to Kent Ramblers to Robert Peel at 15 Woodland Way, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent, BR5 1NB

*** Please add 30p to total price if paying by cheque as this is what our bank charges us for crediting a cheque payment ***


If you would like to pay by electronic transfer, email for instructions – put “Ramblers Books” in the subject line and your name, address and the products you would like in the body of the email.

Please note that in the current emergency we are unable to despatch parcels that have to be taken to the Post Office.  We can still supply single books and can offer the two walking guides (Coast Path and Three River Valleys) for £9 the pair including P&P.

Products Available

We have for sale the following items for walkers in Kent:

Guide to Three River Valley Walks in West Kent

Guide to Kent Coast Path: Part 1: Camber to Ramsgate

The Secrets of Countryside Access

Wealdway Rucksack Badges

We also offer the following items at no charge apart from P&P:

10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

Annual Reviews

All profits from publication sales are used to support the work of the Ramblers

A very good read!

Super Bundle

Get a copy of every publication on this page for just £10.60 including P&P.

What a bargain (and you help fund our work too)!

(Sorry: cannot be despatched until the current restrictions on movement are lifted)

Latest Book

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ISBN: 978-1-906494-76-6


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Three River Valley Walks: Darent Valley Path, Eden Valley Walk and Medway Valley Walk

There had been no guides in print for these fine walks for many years when in September 2018 we published this 80 page book, which covers them all.  It offers full-colour maps at 1:25,000 scale, detailed directions, descriptions of points of interest and background information about geology, landscape and buildings.

The Darent Valley Path starts alternatively at Sevenoaks Station or Chipstead and finishes on the bank of the Thames just north of Dartford.

The Eden Valley Walk starts a few miles south west of Edenbridge and finishes at Tonbridge Castle.

The Medway Valley Walk starts near Tonbridge Castle and finishes at Rochester, passing through Maidstone on the way.

The cover price is £7.50 but we are currently offering copies for just £6.50 including postage and packing.  For better value still, try our Superbundle – see top right of page – every publication on this page for just £10.50.


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Front cover

ISBN: 978-1-906494-71-1


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Guide to the Kent Coast Path: Part 1: Camber to Ramsgate

This 80 page guide covers the first section of the England Coast Path to be opened in Kent.  Ramblers' volunteers have been labouring for years both to get the path open and to prepare what we hope is the best guide possible to the pleasures and interest of the route.  The path was formally opened on 19 July 2016.

This guide is in full colour with detailed 1:25,000 maps based on Ordnance Survey data and enhanced by the local knowledge of the authors and others in Kent Ramblers.  There are full descriptions of the route and of the many points of interest that you will pass along the way.

There is also much background material about the history, geology and geography of the area.

The cover price is £7.50 but we are currently offering copies for just £6.50 including postage and packing.

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Our book of walks 

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ISBN: 978-1-906494-49-0

10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

This is our own book of ten walks in Kent.  24 pages including cover.

There are walks all over the county of lengths from 3 to 11 miles. Each walk is described in detail with a full-colour map and points of interest are identified.

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As this book is now over eight years old and may not be completely up to date, we are no longer offering it for sale.  However, we still have copies which we will be pleased to supply free of charge to those purchasing other products on the understanding that on some routes there may have been changes since the book was written.  Although the book itself is free, there is a charge of 75p to cover additional post and packing except that when ordering the Super Bundle there is no additional charge.  If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please say so when making your other purchase(s).

There are twelve more walks just like those in this book in our bundle of seven annual reviews – see below.


1. Penshurst and Blowers Hill (4.9 miles)

2. Fordcombe and Avery’s Wood (5.3 miles)

3. Devil’s Kneading Trough and Crundale Church (6.7 miles) 

4. Chilham and Perry Wood (10 miles)

5. Kemsing (3 miles)

6. Scotney Castle and Bewl Water (9 miles)

7. Cranbrook and Goudhurst (10.8 miles)

8. Dryhill Nature Reserve and Whitley Forest (4 miles)

9. Ightham Mote, Godden Green and Stone Street (5.6 miles)

10. Emmetts Garden and French Street (5 miles)

ISBN: 1-874258-20-1

The Secrets of Countryside Access

By Dave Ramm with introduction by Nick Crane

Get wise about walking in the countryside.  104 pages.

Full of information about map reading, navigation, understanding rights and duties in relation to paths, appreciation of the countryside and much, much more.

Price: £5.70 including postage.


A simple pleasure

A fortunate inheritance

A study of the Explorer map

Preparation and clothing

Using the map and following the path

The value of contours

Measuring distance, estimating time

Using the grid reference system

The Highway Authorities' responsibilities

The owners' and occupiers' responsibilities

Footpath threats, changes and improvements

Being prepared for the unexpected

Local areas with public access

Walkers welcomed

Some popular misconceptions

Kids in the country

The great crop mystery

Working for walkers

Annual Reviews

Our Annual Reviews contain not only more of our favourite walking routes but also articles about subjects of interest to walkers in Kent.  The following are currently available:

2012.  Articles on the High Weald and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the Geology of Kent and the Weald.  Walking Route 45: Teston, Yalding and the Medway.

2013.  Articles on The Wealden Iron Industry and Oldbury Hill.  Walking Route 61: Brenchley and Mile Oak.  Walking Route 10: Oldbury Hill and Seal Chart.

2014.  Articles on Hadlow Tower, Vinters Park and how Kent County Council handle reports of footpath problems.  Walking Route 1: Cudham and Christmas Tree Farm.  Walking Route 75: Hadlow and West Peckham

2015.  Article on Via Francigena.  Walking Route 86: Wingham (Four Watermills Walk).  Walking Route 29: Edenbridge and Haxted Watermill. 

2016.  Articles on Lost Ways and the making of our guide to the Kent Coast Path.  Walking Route 85: Sissinghurst Castle and Frittenden.  Walking Route 14: Limpsfield Chart and Crockham Hill.

2017.  Articles on Lost Ways and cross-field paths.  Walking Route 125: Benenden and Rolvenden.  Walking Route 28: One Tree Hill and Underriver

2018.  Articles on Crossness Pumping Station and National Grid's Landscape Enhancement Initiative.  Walking Route: Ramsgate to Margate

These are free of charge but postage and packing for all seven is £3.10 – a bargain for 12 walking routes; or included at no extra cost in the Super Bundle.

1. Gold


Wealdway Rucksack Badges

These badges are available for £1.50 each plus postage, currently 65p.  There is only one postage charge however many badges you order.  Post-free when purchased with the Super Bundle.  Please indicate your choice of badge colour.  Stocks are very limited: please check availability with us before sending any money.

2. Yellow with white border