Easy access trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates. There are 30 great easy access walks in Kent on the Explore Kent website. Perfect for the whole family to walk together and enjoy the Kent countryside no matter what your age or ability.
Some trails follow hard surfaced paths over gently rolling hills offering spectacular views, others have sensory gardens with plant life providing colour, scent, texture, shape and sound. These walking routes are made accessible because they have certain attributes such as flat and low elevation ground, well surfaced ground, no stiles, gates or steps on the routes, most are less than 3 miles in distance, some have facilities (dependent on each route).
One of the most popular locations in the north of Kent is Shorne Woods. With its brilliant woodland, trails and picnic area it is a prime place to take your kids outside to embrace nature. As well as grab a coffee or a snack if you want a rest allowing the children to play football or just enjoy their surroundings whilst you try and relax. Visit our webpage to download the map for Shorne Woods.
Alongside Shorne Woods there are other easy access trails for you and the family to use at Camer Park. Offering the chance for you to see the lizards (don’t worry they’re harmless!) and Jeskyns all fulfilling your urge for nature, with Jeskyns offering a quarter mile route, the Court Wood trail, if you prefer a briefer look into these nature walks. Check out their handy map over on their website!
The south coast of Kent is filled with fantastic coastal areas, from pebble beaches, to historic sites and wildlife reserves – there really is a trail for everyone. Why not visit the erry Dungeness and walk the RSPB easy access trail to spot some migrating birds. Or venture to Samphire Hoe and visit this unique yet immensely important biodiversity spot in Kent. The trail meanders below the mighty White Cliffs and with views out to the horizon. For a more historic walk then our Hythe to West Hythe trail is for you. Follow alongside the Royal Military Canal as you wander amongst the trees. There is plenty for the little ones to see on route too!
To the west of the county lies some lush forests and woodlands to explore. Visit the popular Bedgebury Forest and explore it’s many trails and vast forest, with plenty of facilities and activities for the kids this really is one for a full day out. Or venture to Hemsted Forest, which has around five miles of hard surface road around the forest. Trails here are not waymarked so who’s up for an adventure?