Registration is now open! Bursaries are limited, so please ensure a place by registering now here

Thanks to generous funding from the Postgraduate Experience Award Fund, six heritage walks, focusing on the connection between engagement with heritage and wellbeing, will take place during the summer term of 2018. This exciting programme of walks include visits to some of Kent’s remarkable historic villages and monuments, archaeological sites and places of natural beauty.  The programme with a short description and dates can be found below.  Click the tabs above to read about the walks in more detail and to sign up.


Conditions to apply for funded places:

  1. Funding is only available to registered postgraduate students of the University of Kent.
  2. The walks have been organised into three catagories.  Category 1: Dover, Richborough Fort and Tilmanstone have expensive travel costs and entrance fees.  Students may only receive one funded place in this category.  Category 2: The Pilgrim’s Way and A History of Walking and Wandering in England – one place per student.  Category 3: Bigbury Camp and A Walk into Wellbeing – open to all and no limit as these walks have no costs involved.  Postgraduate students will each be able to sign up for a total of 4 out of the 6 walks.
  3. The walks are open to anyone, including Undergraduates or friends and family not affiliated with the University, but there would be no provision to cover costs for transportation or admissions to sites.


Programme of Heritage Walks:

15 May, 2018 – Registration is now closed.

‘Bigbury Camp – Exploring Canterbury’s Ancient Beginnings’ – Get steeped in Canterbury’s ancient heritage and see where the ancient tribe of the Canti took its final stand against Julius Caesar’s 7th Legion with PhD student Karl Goodwin, Classics and Archaeology.

19 May, 2018  – Registration is now closed.

‘A history of walking and wandering in England’– a circular walk starting in historic Teynham with Ann Kinzer, PhD student in Comparative Literature.

1 June, 2018 – all bursary places have now been allocated.  Registration is still open, but train and admission would not be covered.  

‘Managing layers of History at Dover Castle’ – led by Philip Smither,  PhD student Classics and Archaeology.

5 June, 2018 (distance: 7 miles)  all bursary places have now been allocated.  Registration is still open, but train and admission would not be covered.  

‘Walking the Pilgrims Way’ – exploring Canterbury’s history of pilgrimage from Chilham to Canterbury with Julia Peters, PhD student in Classics and Archaeology

11 June, 2018 – Registration is now closed.

“A walk into well-being”– understanding what’s happening to our minds when we walk in nature. Walk through Blean Woods with Courtney Allen, PhD student, Psychology.

15 June, 2018

Tilmanstone Colliery and the East Kent Railway – a walk through the coal fields of Kent and a ride on a heritage railway with PhD student Luke Shoveller, SSPSSR.

28 June, 2018

‘Britain’s Roman Past’ – a walk from Sandwich to Richborough Roman Fort with Philip Smither, PhD student Classics and Archaeology.