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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)

 

For more information on any of the listings below, click on the underlined links

 

Please note: during the pandemic, venues may limit access; please check before you set off on your trip.

 

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.

http://www.dover.gov.uk/Leisure-Culture-Tourism/Leisure-Facilities/Parks--Open-Spaces/KearsneyAbbey.aspx

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

Explore Kent

Lots of activities, events and ideas for all ages and abilities.   https://explorekent.org

London travel

Information on congestion and emissions zones, and charges. https://tfl.gov.uk

Dartford crossing

Information on using and paying to use the crossing. www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge

Travel planning

Activities in Kent, information on buses, and travel concessions etc. kentconnected.org  

Route planning

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

Sustrans 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 

Limited mobility

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    

Roadworks

National roadworks resource, current and future roadworks, and diversionary routes.  https://elgintech.com  

Weather

All you need to know about the weather now and the next few days. Met Office 

 

Useful tips


·         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.

 

If any of this information is incorrect, please contact the parish clerk – clerk@graveneywithgoodnestone-pc.gov.uk

 

Above all - stay safe, take it easy; and enjoy the great Kent countryside.