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My Favourite Locations in Kent for Gorgeous Autumn Walks

By Kirsty Lavender – 9th October 2020
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In Kent, we are blessed with beautiful woodlands and parkland which are great for a walk all year round. However, they truly come to life with the multi-coloured hues of Autumn when my family and I swap our seaside walks for a wander between the trees, hunting for conkers and splashing in puddles.

Here are three of my favourite locations for an autumn walk.

 

Perry Wood, Selling

Part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is a stunning ancient woodland that offers some great walking routes

Head to the Pulpit for amazing, panoramic views of the Kent Countryside.

We park at the carpark by the Rose and Crown (a great spot to refuel after a long walk) and follow the path which has hidden fairy doors amongst the trees which my little boy loves searching for.

 

http://perrywood.org.uk

 

Thornden Woods, Herne Bay

Part of Blean Woods, this is one of our favourite Autumn walks, full of gorgeous colours and plenty of brilliant red toadstools to spot. There are a variety of paths to follow however our favourite is the short sensory trail, including sculptures, totem poles and bug hotels.

You may come across the Highland Cattle and Konik ponies who play an important role in improving the woods for birds and wildlife. Despite coming across the many ‘do not feed the animals’ signs I am yet to come across them!

 

https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/west-blean-and-thornden-woods

 

Knole Park, Sevenoaks

Beautiful all year round but just gorgeous this time of year. There is something magical about seeing the deer wandering in and out of the autumn coloured trees.

Knole House has now reopened and the cafe is offering take away, perfect to grab a hot chocolate on a chilly Autumn day!

From October 3rd challenge the kids with a spotter trail; look out for the chalk boards which will have plenty of things for them to look out for on their walk around the park.

 

* Please do not interact with the deer. If a deer approaches you, walk away.

 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

 

I hope you enjoy!

Kirsty x

Kirsty Boyd Kent
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