These Trails have been prepared to enable you to discover Kent’s WW1 heritage. Before walking any of these trails, please read our walking advice and safety information.
100 Miles for 100 Years – Explore your county, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Welcome to the 100 miles for 100 years page where, during the next year and a half, you will be able to see the development of a series of heritage trails themed on the First World War. At the end of the project you will be able to participate in 100 miles of heritage trails throughout Kent to mark the centenary of the First World War.
To see how easy it will be to participate in the heritage trails, visit the Trails section on this website to see some developed for Kent in WW1. Each trail consists of images and information – a short version is also available as a free app and the longer version has the opportunity for deeper research and a quiz to encourage positive engagement. The trails for ‘100 miles for 100 years’ will be developed in collaboration with local communities and will include training workshops as we want part of our legacy to be the training of local groups so that they have been given skills to enable them to develop other trails on any theme which is of interested to the local community.
It is our aim to spread this resource out into communities in Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Herne Bay, IOS, Lydd, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Sevenoaks, Southborough and High Brooms, Tenterden and Tonbridge.
Although the ‘100 miles for 100 years trails’ will be self guided, each one will have a guided launch to enable the local community take ownership of their resource.
Head of WW1 Heritage