Fancy getting out and about this weekend? Take a stroll and enjoy the local winter scenery…
BROADWATER WARREN NATURE RESERVE
This RSPB reserve is found just outside Tunbridge Wells, and is the perfect place to enjoy a family walk while doing some bird spotting at the same time.
Explore the reserve on the extensive network of surfaced and unsurfaced paths, including 700m of all-ability path for buggies and wheelchairs. You can see a variety of birds, butterflies and rare plants on a visit or you can follow the fascinating historical trail and learn how the site was used in the past.
GOUDHURST – WALK THROUGH TIME
For the seasoned stroller, this 10 mile circular walk begins in Cranbrook, and follows the High Weald Landscape Trail. The route includes a gentle climb up the village of Goudhurst, and paths that lead you through woodland, orchards and through rolling landscape. As you walk, discover more about the local area and the history surrounding it.
As well being the place to go to spot the famous Toad Rock and other rock formations, Rusthall Common is a great place to take a walk. There are two main routes for you to explore, and along them are plenty of places for children to play as well as rest stops and beautiful scenery.
KNOLE DEER WALK
Experience the history and wildlife of Kent’s only remaining deer park, which has remained substantially unchanged since medieval times. This 4.5 mile walk through Knole Park takes two hours and begins outside the front gate of the house. Although it’s wonderful at any time of year, the trail is especially magical at Christmas as you see the deer wandering past. There is also a shorter, accessible walk for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Haven’t yet got your tree up? Take a walk through Bedgebury Pinetum and get the ‘real tree’ feel without having to de-tangle the lights. The 320 acre Pinetum contains over 12,000 trees and shrubs, so there’s plenty to discover as you take the paths and follow the trails. Go when it’s frosty for a real winter wonderland experience.