Betteshanger Country Park (Deal)

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Couple cycling on a cycle route

Betteshanger Country Park sits on the former colliery spoil heap and is an outstanding space for people to access and explore the outdoors. The 250-acre site is a centre for outdoor sporting and adventure activities. In fact the opportunities for exploration is pretty much endless whether you are a sole thrill seeker or looking for somewhere to take the family for the day. Free entry to the park – you just pay for parking.

Walking & Running at Betteshanger

Our former spoil heap provides many walking options both in the open and through woodland. A popular route takes in our picturesque blue lake, where you’ll spot countless dragonflies skipping over its surface during the summer months. From the top of the Park, you’ll get panoramic views towards Sandwich and its world-renowned golf courses, Ramsgate and the Thanet Offshore Windfarm. Dogs are also welcome on a lead.

For Runners, we have a range of organised races and fun runs taking place throughout the year, including Saxon, Vikings & Normans Marathons, KM Colour Run and the annual Kent Christmas Cracker.


Betteshanger junior parkrun

There is also the popular Junior parkrun, a free 2km timed event which takes place every Sunday, starting at 9am. It is suitable for ages 4-14 years old and open to all abilities. Whilst the event is free to enter, runners do need to register with parkrun before taking part. And don’t forget your barcode which is then scanned at the end to give you a personal time.

betteshanger JUNIOR PARKRUN

Cycling at Betteshanger

There are a number of cycling activities available for you, your family and groups.. Betteshanger Park has a smooth, traffic free tarmac track perfect for road cycling and families. Off road single track mountain biking, perfect for beginners learning the basics and red routes dotted between for advanced riders to test their skills.

BIKE HIRE at betteshanger

Other Activities

We offer a range of other activities at Betteshanger Park, such as archery, forest school, adventure courses and lots more. To find out more, visit our website.