The Best Dog Walks in Kent
Is there anything better than going on an adventure with your four-legged best friend? We think not! That is why we put together this handy guide of some of Kent's best dog-friendly walks that are both pup and person approved. So whether you're looking for a stroll through the Garden of England's countryside or a splash around on the coast - we've got you covered!
The Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone
The area below the famous Leas at Folkestone was created in 1784 when a landslip produced a new strip of land between the beach and the new cliff line. It has been awarded a Green Flag, meaning it has been recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country. Dogs are allowed to roam the wild zone of the park where sensitive habitat management ensures that wildlife can enjoy the park as much as we do. There is an inclusive play area that is also great for entertaining the kids. There is also a cafe situated close to the promenade, perfect for mid-walkies refreshments.
Reculver Walk, Reculver
A Roman Fort built in 43AD, Reculver guarded the north end of the Wantsum Channel that separated the Isle of Thanet from the rest of Kent. The two 12th-century towers of the ruined church stand among the remains of an important Roman fort and a Saxon monastery. Explore Kent have planned the perfect route through the countryside and Reculver Country Park here.
Horton Kirby, Sevenoaks
A walk through meadows on the banks of the River Darent will keep you and your dog entertained for miles. You and your pup will spot ponies and sheep grazing on the hillside all along the way. And if you enjoy spotting some local wildlife, water voles, grey wagtails and wrens can all be seen enjoying the river. There are also plenty of wide open spaces for dogs with lots of energy to roam free.
Palm Bay, Margate
Palm Bay beach is one of Thanet's beaches that are dog-friendly all year round and is the closest of these to Margate. The beach is often fairly quiet and has lots of sand for your dog to sniff around in, even when the tide is in. On-street parking is available for free, and there’s a cafe at the far end of the beach which is dog-friendly too. Margate is full of dog-friendly shops and attractions too so why not make a day trip out of it?
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