Around Kent Activities 2022
The following is a list of activities and venues which visitors and residents to the area may find interesting. We hope you find it helpful. (Details checked January 2022, and are subject to change)
Please note: during the pandemic, venues may limit access; please check before you set off on your trip.
For more information on any of the listings below, click on the underlined links
Faversham Recreation Grounds, Faversham
Recently improved, with outdoor gym and café; two large free carparks. Open Spaces, Leisure and Tourism - Woodlands and Country Parks (swale.gov.uk)
Standard Quay, Faversham
Shops; café, museum, art gallery; boat yard. Free parking. https://standardquay.co.uk
Victory Woods, Yorkletts, Whitstable
Great walking, and views across the Swale and Whitstable. Free parking. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/victory-wood/
Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst
Amazing venue for various pursuits, inc. walking, sailing, cycling. Paid parking. Bewl Water
Betteshanger, near Deal
Various attractions, free on and off-road cycling tracks. Paid parking. https://www.betteshanger-park.co.uk/
Gravesend Cycling park
Free on and off-road cycling tracks; and other activities. Paid parking. www.cyclopark.com
Crab and Winkle line, Whitstable train station to Canterbury
Walking and cycling route. Loops around city centre, stunning views. https://explorekent.org
Mote Park, Maidstone
Outdoors activities, walking, cycling, boating lake. Paid parking. https://maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/parks-and-play-areas/primary-areas/parks/tier-3-primary-areas/mote-park
Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne
Outdoors activities, walking, cycling; and bird watching. https://miltoncreek.co.uk/
Abbey lake/Kearsney Abbey, Dover
Historic building and surrounding countryside.
Kent County Council Country Parks and Picnic sites
9 sites across the county to explore https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/kent-country-parks
Sources of further information
Lots of activities, events and ideas for all ages and abilities. https://explorekent.org
Information on congestion and emissions zones, and charges. https://tfl.gov.uk
Information on using and paying to use the crossing. www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge
Activities in Kent, information on buses, and travel concessions etc. kentconnected.org
Plot or find walking or cycling routes. cyclestreets.net
Walking and cycling route planning
Plot/follow your own routes or others. Partial subscription. ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Free mapping and route creation source for the National Cycle Network, with route 1 from Dover, passing through Graveney; and up to Scotland. Sustrans.org.uk
Invaluable tool for wheelchair users, and the less mobile; covering Europe as well as the UK. Although the website opens with a German road system displayed, just type in a UK town; and go from there. https://wheelmap.org
National roadworks resource, current and future roadworks, and diversionary routes. https://elgintech.com
All you need to know about the weather now and the next few days. Met Office
· Admission and or parking charges may apply, please park carefully and respectfully.
· Consider what to wear for your chosen activity.
· Activities may have public road sections, so please take care.
· A fully charged mobile phone is a good idea, you might need assistance.
· If you are going out, maybe let someone know where you are going, just in case of emergencies.
Above all - stay safe, take it easy; and enjoy the great Kent countryside.