Kent Ramblers

Walking Guides

To order books by post, either

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


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 number of copies you would like in the body of the email.

Products Available

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

10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

21 Walks Around Ashford

The Secrets of Countryside Access

Wealdway Rucksack Badges

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

A Walk Through Time

Annual Reviews

A very good read!

Our book of walks 

A page from the book


10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside

This is our own book of ten walks in Kent.  24 pages including cover.  Price £2.50 including postage.

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.

All profits go to support our work to protect and enhance the footpath network and promote the interests of all walkers in Kent.

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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)


21 Walks Around Ashford

This book was produced around 1990 by Ashford Ramblers at an original price of £3.50.  To reflect the fact that some details may now be out of date, we are offering remaining copies at the bargain price of £1 plus 73p postage.



Ashford 1

Ashford 2

Ashford 3


Boughton Lees


High Halden








Tenterden 1

Tenterden 2





The Secrets of Countryside Access

By Dave Ramm with introduction by Nick Crane

Get wise about walking in the countryside.  104 pages.

The English countryside is part of our national identity, but for many it seems to be out of reach.  This book will answer most questions, illustrate the majority of situations and set you on the right path with confidence.

Price: £5.70 including postage.  Buy this book and 10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside for just £6.70 the pair including postage.

Stocks low - please email before ordering



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

A Walk Through Time

This pack of six walks in the magnificent High Weald countryside around Bedgebury, Benenden, Cranbrook, Goudhurst and Sissinghurst comes in a waterproof carrying case.  There is no charge for the pack but because of the high cost of postage we are supplying it only bundled with other products as below.

Bundle 1: Ten Favourite Walks + A Walk Through Time - £3.50

Bundle 2: Ten Favourite Walks + 21 Walks Around Ashford + A Walk Through Time - £4.50

Bundle 3: Ten Favourite Walks + 21 Walks Around Ashford + Secrets of Countryside Access + A Walk Through Time - £10 (stocks low - please email before ordering)




Cranbrook (2 walks)




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

These are free of charge but postage and packing for all three is £1.50.  Alternatively add them to an order for Ten Favourite Walks or any of the bundles mentioned above for an extra £1.

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2. Yellow with yellow border

Wealdway Rucksack Badges

These badges are available for £1 each plus postage, currently 50p.  There is only one postage charge however many badges you order.  Post-free when purchased with any book.  Please indicate your choice of badge colour.

3. Yellow with white border

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