Kent, also known as The Garden of England, is situated in the south east of the UK. With spring on its way (hopefully), grab your backpacks and explore this beautiful part of the country!
Experience the atmosphere of Pluckley, which is said to be the most haunted village in England. This 4.2 mile pleasant walk guides you through Kent’s finest hop gardens. It’s a great adventure for all the family and why not finish up at one of Pluckley’s historical pubs for a well-deserved refreshment and bite to eat?
Find out more here: http://explorekent.org/activities/pluckley-walk
Kings Wood Sculpture Trail
Located between Challock and Chillham, this trail is the ideal Sunday walk for the whole family. Kings Wood is littered with natural sculptures and man made wildlife nesting boxes, giving you the perfect opportunity to snap some of England’s most spectacular wildlife. The woods are dominated by pine and chestnut trees that guide you through the 4 mile circular route.
Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park
If you love the seaside, you’ll love this cliff hugging scenic trail. It’s a linear 3.7 mile walk that follows the Viking Coastal Trail, and mainly uses the concrete surfaced sea-wall. Don’t forget to bring a small fishing net with you, so you can enjoy a spot of crabbing along the way! Immerse yourself in a traditional British sea-side walk, with all the salty trimmings!
Find out more here: http://explorekent.org/activities/minnis-bay-to-reculver-country-park
The Folkestone Downs
The Folkestone Downs are a great destination to explore the dramatic views of the English channel and surrounding areas. The downs are home to a wide range of wildlife and grazing cattle, so make sure dogs are kept on their leads at all times. This 3.2 mile trail has a steep incline, therefore the right walking boots are a necessity.
Find out more here: http://explorekent.org/activities/folkestone-downs
The Cranbrook walk takes you through the elegant small Kentish village infused with historical interest. This 3 mile walk also enables you to enjoy the village of Sissinghurst and possibly a visit to the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle – a former manor house once visited by Queen Elizabeth I.
Find out more here: http://explorekent.org/activities/cranbrook-walk