Tag Archives: Woodland Walk

Holly Hill and Greatpark Wood, Nr Snodland, Gravesend, Kent

Long or short walk with a great view.

Located along a quiet lane near Snodland Holly Hill is one of the highest points in Kent and provides great views across to Canary Wharf.  Holly Hill is a small area of woodland set on a slope with a circular footpath of around 1.5km.  The footpaths are unmade and easy to follow and push chairs should get round without many  problems.  For more energetic dogs and owners a longer walk can be added which takes in Greatpark wood and pushes the walk up to approx 5km.   The footpaths here are also unmade and easy to follow but kissing gates and a stile will make push chair access quite hard.  Parking for both woodlands is available at Holly Hill where a small free carpark awaits.

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A 360 Panorama showing the footpath through Holly Hill.

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White Horse Wood Country Park – Detling Hill, Maidstone, Kent

Admire the view and explore the remains of Thurnham castle.

Located off the A249 Detling Hill in Maidstone, White Horse Wood Country park is a newly planted woodland with open grassland and an amazing view-point.  Whilst not a particularly large park it is still worth a visit to admire the view and explore the remains of Thurnham castle all of which are accessed via solid flat pathways and way marked trails.  You can also extend your walk by adding in part of the ‘North Downs Way’ which sits along the edge of the park.

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A 360 Panorama showing the view point at White Horse Wood Country Park.

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Hucking Woodland Estate

Explore Hucking Woodland Estate and enjoy a walk around 573 acres of ancient woodland.

Located near to Hollingbourne in Maidstone, Hucking Woodland Estate has a mixture of woodland and grassland that covers around 573 acres.  With a network of permissive footpaths, bridleway, two way marked trails and information boards located around the site its easy for you and your dog to start exploring.

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A 360 Panorama showing the view across the Weald of Kent from Hucking Woodland Estate

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Explore Bredhurst Woods

Check out our review of ‘Bredhurst Woods‘ and enjoy a walk this weekend in one of the largest woods in the Kent Downs.

Bredhurst woods provides a great mixture of woodland and grassland that covers around 600 acres. Located on the North Downs it is one of the largest woods in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and offers you and your dog a great walk any time of the year.  Over the last few years the woods have had mud tracks replaced with solid pathways and signposted routes all thanks to ‘The Bredhurst Woods Action Group’ (BWAG).

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A 360 Panorama showing the woodland clearing with the ring of carved wooden mushrooms

 

Dog Walk Search

You can also find lots more new places for your daily dog walks on our ‘Dog Walk Search Map‘.  With Country parks, woodlands, local parks, and coastal paths all waiting to be explored, the search map can show what’s nearest to your location.  A growing number of locations have also been reviewed giving you additional information on facilities available, walking routes and 360 degree photos so you know what to expect on your arrival. Click here for more information

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Have a great walk!

New Year, New Dog Walk.

Check out the ‘Dog Walk Search Map‘ and find a new place to explore with your dog!

Find new places for your daily dog walks.  With Country parks, woodlands, local parks, and coastal paths all waiting to be explored, the search map can show what’s nearest to your location.  A growing number of locations have also been reviewed giving you additional information on facilities available, walking routes and 360 degree photos so you know what to expect on your arrival.

Also New for 2017 – Share your favourite walk with others by adding your own Paw Print marker to the ‘Search Map’ !

Can’t find your favourite walks on our map?  Then why not add your own Paw Print marker to the ‘search map’ so everyone can enjoy and explore your walk(s).

It’s easy to do.  Just head over to the ‘Dog Walk Search Map‘ and fill out the form at the bottom of the page giving as much information as possible.  If you would like your name to be credited to the marker please leave your name and where you are from in the ‘Marker Description’ box. Once we have approved your marker it will appear on the ‘Search Map’ for everyone to find.

We look forward to adding your paw print markers and making the Search Map the go to map for dog walks.

https://www.outwiththedog.co.uk/dog-walk-search/

Happy dog walking!

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Another Walk exploring Queensdown Warren

Another sunny day for exploring a bit more of Queensdown Warren.  With camera in hand and dog on lead we set off to see what we could find.  We parked once again in the small carpark at the far end of Queens down Warren and headed left in the first field and down the hill.  Along the bottom we discovered a couple of very old trees one of which has had a tree swing put up by someone which we will try and remember for when the kids come next time so we can try it out.  Back up to the top and through the stile we crossed the lane and we were off lead again for a good run around.  We took the path that led us down to the bottom of the valley and followed the path all the way along until we reached another stile at the far end.  Across another lane and into the next field where we decided to do a circular walk and took the path that lead us up the valley.  Not a particularly steep climb but the path leading back down could be tricky in the wet as it is fairly steep.  Taking some photos and throwing the ball as we went we made our way back to where we entered.  Back into the next field we took a different path which took us up to the top of the valley and past a water trough for a quick splash and cool down.  By the time we made it back to the car I had one tired dog.

Hottest day of the year!

Queensdown warren is springing into life! Lovely walk round this reserve surrounded by wildlife.

Ranscombe Farm Reserve

I’ve driven past the car park for Ranscombe Farm on numerous occasions and have never thought twice about stopping.  It is located just off the M2 junction 2 on the A228 heading towards Cuxton.  Well today we fancied a change so we decided to investigate.  We parked up in the small car park at the entrance next to the busy A228 and was a bit apprehensive as to what to expect.  The notice board showed a map of the reserve which looked like it covered a rather large area of fields and woodland.  We started our walk by making our way along the road, through the entrance and up the hill.  At the top we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was with only the rumble of trains to be heard in the distance.  Following the well marked footpaths and using the map produced by Plantlife (download a copy by clicking here) we walked across fields, through woods and up and down hills.  Our walk lasted about 2.5 hours and with the sun shining we had a very enjoyable walk.  We will definitely be going back to explore some of the other paths in the coming weeks.