Days out in North Kent
North Kent has some great hidden treasures with family-friendly
country parks, Dickensian heritage and the wonderful Saxon Shore Way, which provides visitors with
over 160 miles of coastal walking.
There are some great circular walks available at
Meopham, Cuxton, and Camer Park. The Darent Valley Path,
which stretches from Dartford to Sevenoaks, is another long
distance route offering a 19 mile (30.4km)
journey following the river from the banks of the Thames.
The Heron Trail,
is an 18 mile (29km) circular cycling route on the Hoo Peninsula,
between Upnor and Higham. The route can be broken down into smaller
parts, to give visitors a glimpse of what this beautiful area has
on offer. The new Isle of Harty
trail and Sheerness
Way are well worth a visit for all the family.
A riding route around the boundary of Trosley Country
Park, a lovely 170 acre site of beautiful woodland and chalk
downland is great for riders of all abilities.
Parks and open spaces
There are some wonderful open spaces for everyone to enjoy in
north Kent, with country parks such as Lullingstone and White Horse Wood.
Jeskyns, a 360 acre site
created by the Forestry Commission is another great open space
featuring 3,000 new trees, wildflower meadows, grassland and a
children's adventure play area, all connected by paths and cycle
Places of interest
North Kent has some great places to visit and historical links
to discover including the last resting place of Pocahontas and Gads
Hill Place, once the home of Charles Dickens. There are also some
great visitor attractions including Cobham Hall, Lullingstone Castle and World Garden.
North Kent Visitor Information Centres
Telephone: 01474 337600
Telephone: 01622 602169