Although the majority of us are still at home, practising social-distancing, every now and again we are going to need some fresh air! It’s been great to see that the National Trust is starting to now gradually open gardens and parklands. To help see you through this difficult time, here at Spicers of Hythe, we have come up with the four best places in Kent for relaxing remote walks…
White Cliffs of Dover, Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover is a part of the National Trust and offers unrivalled views of the beautiful English Channel. This iconic landmark is a wonderful place for a serene walk! On this walk you’ll be able to see the chalk grassland and an abundance of wildlife. As previously mentioned, the National Trust has kindly opened the majority of its parks for free, although this is only in places where social distancing can remain. Find out more here.
Reinden Woods, Hawkinge, Folkestone
This lovely woodland walk is based on the outskirts of Hawkinge village and is a very quiet and peaceful place. With so much beautiful scenery, this place is the perfect place for a remote dog walk. Make sure to pack your wellies though, as there are some particularly muddy sections! Find out more here.
East Cliff and Warren Country Park, Folkestone
The spectacular views of the East Cliffs of Folkestone is one that will definitely dust off the cobwebs! This area is full of opportunities when it comes to walking, you can enjoy the sandy beaches at East Wear Bay, the Warren nature reserve and the spectacular East Cliffs of Folkestone as well. If you get tired then you can just sit and stare at the sea! Download the walking guides here.
Stour Valley Arts, Ashford
This hidden gem is a beautiful outside sculpture trail located in between Ashford and Faversham. The sculpture trail is around 3.5 miles long and can be enjoyed in all seasons. There are many different woodland areas, with majestic conifers and beeches too! The trail is marked with little red arrows and numbers to help keep you on track throughout the trail, you may even see some deer on your walk round too. You can find further details here.