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A 3.8 mile circular walk along the Darent Valley Path, discovering the ruins of Dartford's Gunpowder Mills, wetland and wildlife at Brooklands Lakes and a tribute to one of the town's most famous people.

Lakes and Gunpowder
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3.8 mi6.1 km
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Whether you have an hour or a whole day, the Darent Valley Trails app, downloadable free from the App Store and Google Play, will take you on a magical tour through a rich heritage of history, meadows, valleys and streams, lavender fields, mills, and wildlife, along waymarked paths, with a distance to suit everybody.

There are 17 new new Rail Trails in West Kent, with the choice of both circular and linear routes ranging from 2.5 to 9 miles. All the routes start and end at mainline train stations, so you can go green and leave the car at home. Once you’ve downloaded the app, the trails can be used offline as you explore the remote and tranquil countryside. 

Lakes and Gunpowder

  • Enjoy Central Park with its iconic bandstand and statue to one of the town’s most famous people, Mick Jagger
  • Discover wildlife that thrives in the wetland habitat of Brookland Lakes
  • Discover the rich heritage of Dartford’s Gunpowder Mills
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