Easy access routes are ideal for people who are wheelchair users, those with pushchairs or just those who like flat surfaced routes with no gates or stiles.
Suggested easy access routes
Camer Park is a tree lined parkland once part of an 18th century mansion which is visible through the trees. It has an easy access trail through 40 acres of parkland and woods though the route can get muddy in inclement weather. Toilets available.
Jeskyns Walk – this all ability route follows hard surfaced paths over gently rolling hills. There are plenty of resting places but no toilets available on the route.
Lullingstone Country Park – There is a riverside path that runs along the River Darent between Lullingstone Country Park and Lullingstone Castle. This is a 20 minute stroll. The path is mainly unsurfaced but reasonably flat, which means there is good access during the spring/summer/autumn months, but may become muddy during the winter.
Samphire Hoe – two distinct one-mile (1.6km) sections. One follows the sea wall along smooth concrete, while the other passes through the middle of Hoe with good paths and some steep gradients. There are a number of resting points along this section.. Toilets available.
Shorne Woods Country Park – houses a sustainable Visitor Centre, with café, toilets, gift shop and visitor information, which is a great first stop to find out about all that the park has to offer. Out in the park, there are a huge variety of trails to explore,including an easy access trail. There is a sensory garden which has been developed for everyone to enjoy with plantlife which provides colour, scent, texture, shape and sound.
West Hythe Walk – this accessible walk offers two routes along the mainly flat hard fine surfaces. Both routes take visitors alongside the Royal Military Canal and past the Romney Hythe and Dungeness Light Railway. Toilets are available at the information point.
White Horse Wood – a short walk through Kent’s newest country park with some outstanding views. No toilets available.
For more ideas of where to explore and routes available, visit www.explorekent.org.