No Car, No Problem!

Where shall we go? Where can I go? We hear you, it’s the weekend again or maybe midweek and you have an afternoon to fill, either with the little ones, the doggo or just need some fresh air. Sometimes deciding where to go and explore is overwhelming and even more so when your transportation is limited. Perhaps you share a car within the family or prefer to walk or cycle where you can locally, well done you!

Here in this article, we hope to show you some amazing resources to help you plan your explorations. First up is our collection of Town Maps, they show you where you can walk or cycle within a 15-minute radius, it’s as easy as that. The map even shows cycle paths, promoted walking routes and National Trails and public footpaths.

 

FOLKESTONE

Within 15 minutes walking of Folkestone West train station:

  • Kingsnorth Gardens

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible

  • Radnor Park

FacilitiesDogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Childrens Play Area – Cycling – Cafe

 

Slightly further:

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Childrens Play Area – Cycling – Picnic Area – Parking (Paid)

  • Sunny Sands Beach

FacilitiesDogs Allowed (between 1st October to 30th April) – Toilets – Parking (Paid)

  • The Warren Country Park

FacilitiesDogs Allowed (all year round) – Cycling – Parking (on Wear Bay Road)

  • Royal Military Canal

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Cycling – Picnic Area – Parking

  • Paraker Woods

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Children’s Play Area – Cycling – Picnic Area – Parking (Paid)

  • North Downs Way / Sugarloaf Hill

Folkestone Parks and Spaces

MAIDSTONE

Within 15 minutes walking of Maidstone town centre:

  • Mote Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Children’s Play Area – Cycling – Picnic Area – Parking (Paid) – Cafe

  • Whatman Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Children’s Play Area – Cycling – Picnic Area

  • Medway Towpath 

Ideal for walking or cycling

Maidstone Parks and Spaces

DARTFORD

Within 15 minutes walking of Dartford town centre:

  • Central Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Childrens Play Area

  • Hesketh Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Surfaced Paths – Wheelchair Accessible – Toilets & Disabled – Childrens Play Area

  • Oakfield Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points – Childrens Play Area – Parking

 

Slightly further:

  • Darenth Country Park

Facilities: Dogs Allowed – Rest Points –  Wheelchair Accessible – Childrens Play Area – Parking

Dartford Parks and Spaces

CANTERBURY

Fantastic longer routes starting from the centre of Canterbury:

  • The Great Stour Way

Facilities: Follows National Cycle Route 18 – 3 Miles of traffic free path – Surfaced Path

  • The Crab and Winkle Way

Facilities: Follows National Cycle Route 1 – 7 Miles (from Harbledown mostly traffic free) – Surfaced Path

Canterbury Longer Routes