If you’d come to visit Kent at the time of the
Romans, you’d have found a county that was
largely covered in woodland and wild meadows.
Nowadays there is precious little left of it, and
what there is has been rightfully protected in
many cases. Thankfully that means there are
still some delightful forests & woodland areas
to explore, & some wonderful country parks to
relax in and enjoy.
The following pages feature a wide variety of
natural areas to explore in Kent, from large to
small, each with it’s own unique character.
Wherever you go in the county, you’re never
far from some area of natural beauty to enjoy.
If you like a walk through the forest, try the
National Pinetum at Bedgebury. Its benefitted
from a massive investment in recent years, and
has seen it used to construct well maintained
paths, cycle tracks, activity areas, as well as a
Kent’s country parks also offer a great deal of
choice, from lakeside walks and historic sites,
to reclaimed quarries, and even reclaimed land
from the English Channel, under the White Cliffs
of Dover! (see Samphire Hoe).
Wherever you choose for your day out, though,
remember to follow the Country Code, so that
it stay just as nice for your next visit.