Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It’s easier than you think to fit into your day!

“Active 10” is an app which aims to encourage people to take brisk walks of at least 10 minutes every day. A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”. Click here for more information on the app.

Kent Sport has developed 10 walking routes that can be enjoyed from the centre of Kent and Medway’s largest towns. Each route consists of at least one “Active 10”, and – because each one starts from a town centre – is designed to fit around your daily life: work, shopping or meeting up with friends.

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Canterbury City Wall & Dane John Gardens

Total length: 1 mile
No. Active 10s: 1-2

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Canterbury city centre is full of history, with its narrow cobbled lanes and beautiful architecture. A stroll around the city centre can take in an array of interesting sites, including the city walls, a reminder of Canterbury’s heritage as a site of historical significance dating back to Roman times.

This Active 10 walking route is 1 mile long in its entirety, consisting of between one and two complete Active 10s if you walk the whole route. However, feel free to walk as little or as much of the route as you feel able to.

From the pedestrianised St. George’s Street shopping precinct, head towards the St. George’s Roundabout, and turn right onto St. George’s Terrace, walking along the city walls. Follow the city walls across Watling Street and into Dane John Gardens. Walk past the mound, and then turn right and walk back through the park, re-joining the city walls and heading back to the St. George’s Street starting point.

Why not give this Active 10 walking route a try next time you’re in Canterbury city centre? Whether its during your lunchbreak from work, or taking a break from a shopping trip, this Active 10 walking route is sure to help you move towards a healthier lifestyle.


Active 10 is part of the One You campaign, helping people move towards healthier lifestyles. In Kent, there is the One You Kent campaign. Visit www.kent.gov.uk/oneyou for more information on the campaign. To download the Active 10 app for iOS or Android, visit www.nhs.uk/active10 or search for “Active 10” in the App Store or Google Play.