Recommended Easy Access Routes

27th February 2023

Easy access routes involve taking a short trail in an area that is accessible to people with limited mobility, those with pushchairs or just those who like flat surfaced routes. These walks often involve paved paths that are easy to navigate with no gates or stiles and have gentle slopes. Take a look below at our some of our recommended easy access routes to try this year. 

Camer Park is a beautiful and peaceful park. It is located on the eastern edge of the village of Camer, in the district of Tonbridge and Malling. The park is made up of 15 acres of mixed woodland, grassland and ponds. The park is a great place to go for a walk or a picnic, as it has plenty of space and a variety of wildlife that can be seen. It has an easy access trail through 40 acres of parkland and woods with a number of facilities available, such as toilets, a playground, a football pitch, a pond and a picnic area

Jeskyns Walk is an all ability route following hard fine surfaced paths over gently rolling hills taking in Henhurst Lake. There are plenty of resting points but there are no toilets in the park. There is a shorter route, the Court Wood trail, at 0.25 miles if required. The trail is suitable for all ages and abilities, and is well signposted with maps and information points. The trail offers the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Lullingstone Country Park has a riverside path that runs along the River Darent between Lullingstone Country Park and Lullingstone Castle. This is a 20 minute stroll. The path is mainly unsurfaced but reasonably flat, which means there is good access during the spring and summer months. The park also offers a range of activities for visitors, including walks, nature trails, and picnic areas. The park also has a café, visitor centre, and play area, as well as a lake and wetland area.

Samphire Hoe has two distinct one-mile (1.6km) sections. One follows the sea wall along smooth concrete, while the other passes through the middle of Hoe with good paths and some steep gradients. There are a number of resting points along this section with toilets available. The reserve is managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust and is a popular spot for wildlife watching and walking, as well as offering views of the White Cliffs of Dover, the English Channel and France.

Shorne Woods Country Park houses a sustainable visitor centre with a café, toilets, gift shop and visitor information, which is a great first stop to find out about what the park has to offer. Out in the park, there are a huge variety of trails to explore, including an easy access trail. This circular easy access walk travels through precious areas of Shorne Woods country park woodland and past important wildlife areas. There is a sensory garden which has been developed for everyone to enjoy with plantlife which provides colour, scent, texture, shape and sound.

West Hythe Walk is an accessible walk offering two routes along the mainly flat hard fine surfaces. Both routes take visitors alongside the Royal Military Canal and past the Romney Hythe and Dungeness Light Railway with toilets available at the information point. The walk takes in the picturesque village of West Hythe and the surrounding rural countryside with plenty of stunning views, flora and fauna to spot along the way. The route is easy to follow and includes a variety of surfaces including footpaths, boardwalks and bridges.

Bedgebury takes you through the wonderful and popular Bedgebury Pinetum in the stunning High Weald Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty. Founded in 1925, it is the oldest and largest Pinetum in the world home to thousands of rare and endangered trees from around the world. The forest is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including many species of birds and insects. The easy access route is a a walk of up to 1.7miles (2.7km) with regular rest areas and good facilities.

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