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.

Books for Sale

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

Special Pre-Christmas Offer

Buy 8 copies of 10 Favourite Walks for £8 including postage.  The perfect stocking filler to give to all your walking friends.

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)


Along and Around the Wealdway


Along and Around the Wealdway

The Wealdway is a long-distance path pioneered by Kent and Sussex Ramblers in cooperation with Kent and East Sussex County Councils.  It is an exceptionally fine walk running from Eastbourne on the south coast to Gravesend in the north, passing through the South Downs, the High Weald, Ashdown Forest and the North Downs.

"Along and Around the Wealdway" was published in 1999 and is now out of print.

Currently out of stock.


The guide is in two parts - a 72 page Travel Guide describing the geology, ecology and history of the terrain and a 50 page Walk Guide with large scale Ordnance Survey route maps and more detailed descriptions of points of interest.

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 69p 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: £5.60 including postage.  Buy this book and 10 Favourite Walks in the Kent Countryside for just £6.60 the pair 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

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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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