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King Ethelbert's Ring now open
King Ethelbert's Ring is am 80 mile circular walking trial which takes you on an amazing tour of East Kent.
It is named in honour of the greatest King of Kent, Ethelbert who was was the real life "Lord of the Rings" from which Tolkien took the idea for his famous books.
The trail is a vitual walking route which has no waymarking but you can download the route in sections from this website. Much of the route follows the well marked Saxon Shore Way and the North Downs Way. The main unmarked section is between Hastingleigh and Faversham which crosses from the escarpment of the North Downs to the North Kent coastline and will take you through some of the most magnificent landscape Kent has to offer.