Enjoying Spring in the Kent Countryside
Spring walks in Kent offer everything from exceptional views over the Kentish countryside to flower-lined trails leading through blossoming woodland. The sights and sounds are breath-taking in this part of the world, so here are several routes not to miss when exploring Kent in style.
As the days get longer and the British countryside bursts into life, what better way to welcome spring than with a trip to Emmetts Garden? The ideal place for a stroll, this Edwardian estate, located close to Sevenoaks, is renowned for its vibrant, delicately scented flowers – particularly bluebells which are a sight to behold from April through to mid-May.
With special tracks to follow that preserve the protected bell-shaped blooms and sensational views over the Bough Beech Reservoir and the Weald of Kent, this attraction won’t disappoint.
The Wildart Trail
With a surprise around every corner, the Wildart Trail in Blean celebrates different habitats within an ancient woodland setting. Ideal for kids and adults alike, the art and sensory trail is located in Thorndon Wood between Canterbury and Herne Bay and uses locally-sourced, natural materials to create standout artistic features which blend into the natural surroundings.
Wildlife totem poles symbolise the start of the trail which then takes you on a journey of discovery past log cabin insect homes, silver birch trees, carvings, wooden sculptures, ant’s nests and more.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Spring is a great time to blow away the cobwebs with a succession of outdoor adventures. So, whether you’re looking for morning activities to enjoy with the kids or weekend excursions, how about a trip to Sissinghurst Castle Garden which comes to life during the spring months?
With over one million bluebells to be admired and enjoyed, this spellbinding attraction is both beautiful and fun to explore, with the woodland also offering an array of other blossoming flowers including wooden anemones, cuckoo flowers, violets, white and red dead-nettle and yellow archangel, all competing to be the most stunning garden decoration.
Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park
If you want to stretch your legs with a walk along the sea, this route offers splendid views over the Thanet coast and is flat all the way, making it ideal for small children. Highlights include Reculver Towers – the remains of an old monastic church which sits among the ruins of an ancient fort. The grounds of Reculver are also an ideal place for a picnic.
Looking for a Kent Quality Hotel?
When it comes to staying in Kent there are many great places to enjoy including the Marquis at Alkham – a stunning boutique hotel offering everything from luxurious rooms to a selection of fine dining menus. The 200-year-old former inn oozes charm and offers quintessentially British accommodation in the heart of the Kentish countryside near Folkestone and Dover.