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Explore the beautiful Trosley Country Park, situated on the edge of chalk downland with breathtaking views, suitable for all the family, whatever their age. Either follow the accessible trim trail route through the pretty woodland with little legs or take a 6 ½ mile romp through surrounding Kent Downs AONB countryside In the afternoon head off to White Horse Farm where you’ll meet some gentle giants of the equine world - in the form of a Shire Horse Carriage Ride experience through the highways and byways of the Kent Downs AONB.

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‘Shanks’ pony to horse drawn carriage ride in Kent Downs AONB

Explore the beautiful Trosley Country Park, situated on the edge of chalk downland with breathtaking views, suitable for all the family, whatever their age. Either follow the accessible trim trail route through the pretty woodland with little legs or take a 6 ½ mile romp through surrounding Kent Downs AONB countryside In the afternoon head off to White Horse Farm where you’ll meet some gentle giants of the equine world - in the form of a Shire Horse Carriage Ride experience through the highways and byways of the Kent Downs AONB.

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Trosley Country Park

Take a family trip to the beautiful Trosley Country Park. There’s a host of activities including several fabulous adventure playgrounds as well as a variety of easy to navigate walking trails, including an easy access trail for buggies with a great trim trail along the route to entertain the kids! Not to mention the host of activities for the kids in the school holidays.

For older children why not stretch their legs with a 6 ½ mile pleasant walk along the southern edge of the North Downs taking in spectacular views across the North Downs and visiting the nearby village of Harvel.

Nearest Train Station Borough Green and on bus route 308

Trosley Country ParkTrosley Country Park Leaflet
LunchFood & Drink

Harvel House Farm Shop / Bluebell Cafe

Along the Harvel Hike route you’ll pass Harvel House Farm shop, selling a mouthwatering selection of savoury foods including, pork and game pies, scotch eggs, quiche, cooked ham and their famous sausage rolls! As well as delicious cakes, sweets and fudge to keep those tired legs moving!

Or try a tasty seasonal menu made with local produce back at the Bluebell cafe at Trosley Country Park.

Harvel House Farm ShopBluebell Cafe
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White Horse Farm

Head over to White Horse Farm at Harvel to meet some gentle giants from the equine world. Enjoy the power and majesty of this amazing breed with a wonderful Shire Horse Drawn Carriage Ride through the beautiful North Downs AONB countryside! Make sure you pre-book this experience.

White Horse Farm
Tea/DinnerFood & Drink

The Nevill Bull / The George

Visit The Nevill Bull pub at Birling, serving delicious locally supplied home cooked food and some amazing local ales to sample

Try the family run George pub at Trottiscliffe famous for its homemade shortcrust pies made with delicious local produce!

The Nevill BullThe George
Accommodation OptionPlaces to Stay

Badgers Wood Bell Tents / North Downs Countryside Hideaway

Try a family glamping experience at Bagells Wood Bell Tents. The site is completely off grid (but does have hot water showers!) although a local pizza company (Stone Willy’s) will deliver to the campsite!

If it’s not camping weather try this self-catered North Downs Countryside Hideaway located close to Trosley Country Park and the North Downs Way. This compact modern space sleeps 4.

Bagells Wood Bell TentsNorth Downs Countryside Hideaway Stone Willy’s

Travel

Train Railway station at Gravesend/Higham/Strood/Snodland/Sole Street/Cuxton/Meopham/Longfield/ Borough Green – with regular train service to/from London

Bus – Take route 308 to Trosley & Harvel

Take bus route 305/306 from Trosley to Harvel

Cycle Hire – Cycles need to be booked in advance – good quality cycles available from £20 per day. Can be delivered and collected

Car Parking available at all suggested places.

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