There are many country parks to explore within the Kent Downs National Landscape offering outdoor activities, trails, visitor centres and plenty of open space to enjoy and discover.

Brockhill Country Park’s lake, woods, meadows, picnic and play areas – along with the excellent vegetarian Brockhill Café – make it a great spot for a family day out.

East Cliff and Warren Country Park is a dramatic landscape formed by landslides just outside of Folkestone. The area is a great site for rockpooling when the tide is out – and is also one of the best sites in southern England to go fossil hunting.

Lullingstone Country Park is internationally important for its collection of ancient trees, with over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut, some of which are thought to be 800 years old. The park also has areas of chalk grassland that fill with spectacular displays of orchids and other wild flowers in spring and summer.

Shorne Woods Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has nearly 300 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy.

Trosley Country Park covers 170 acres of the North Downs, land which was once part of the “Trosley Towers Estate”. Part of the park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, mainly due to the chalk grassland slopes which lie below the North Downs Way.

White Horse Wood Country Park offers beautiful countryside, local history and breath-taking panoramic views and is perfect for walking the dog.

Walking routes

Further information

  • There is a small car park charge at the country parks.
  • Three of Kent’s country parks have Changing Places toilets. Our hope is that these new toilets will enable Changing Places users, their carers, and their families to be able to enjoy a day out in the Kent countryside, confident in the knowledge that there is a toilet nearby that will meet their needs.

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