snow covered woodland

There’s no better time to wrap up warm, get outside and go for a walk than during winter.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active. It is free, can be undertaken in a variety of terrains and locations, and is a simple step in starting on a journey towards living a more active lifestyle.

To help get you started, here’s some top tips for walking in the winter:

  • Wear layers to avoid over-heating.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for the terrain.
  • Grab a hat, scarf, gloves.
  • Pick a safe route.

We’ve hand-picked some easy access walks to suit everyone of all abilities so you can capture Kent in all of its winter beauty. Whether your family need an adventure around a magical winter woodland, or just to spend some well deserved ‘me time’ in the great outdoors, these walks in various locations across Kent will be sure to make all your magical winter dreams come true!

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Knole Park easy access trail

Knole Park easy access trail

Knole is home to the National Trust-managed Knole House, and includes 383 hectares of stunning parkland, rich in wildlife including around 350 deer. The paved walking trail takes you through...

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Dunorlan Park easy access trail

Dunorlan Park easy access trail

This short circular walk of 1.6 miles (2.6km) is on a tarmac surface around the ornamental lake in the beautiful Victorian Dunorlan Park. Café, toilets and summer boat hire are...

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Camer Park easy access trail

Camer Park easy access trail

Camer Park, near Meopham, offers easy walking through more than 40 acres of mature parkland and woods, listed as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The park is known for its...

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Clowes Wood easy access trail

Clowes Wood easy access trail

Clowe’s Wood is a pretty area of woodland within easy reach of Whitstable. The wood is managed by Forestry England and features a network of paths, which are ideal for...

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Bedgebury easy access walk

Bedgebury easy access walk

This walk takes you through the wonderful and higel popular Bedgebury Pinetum in the stunning High Weald Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty. Easy access means that the route is...

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Dungeness RSPB easy access trail

Dungeness RSPB easy access trail

Explore the unique shingle landscape of Dungeness on this easy access walk which is suitable for both wheelchairs and pushchairs.  Most of the walk comprises of hard flat pathways with...

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Hadlow easy access trail

Hadlow easy access trail

A flat walk of 1.2 miles (1.9km). The paths are a mixture of tarmac and a hard coarse surface. There are frequent rest areas along the route. A radar key...

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Samphire Hoe easy access trail

Samphire Hoe easy access trail

Samphire Hoe Country Park is a beautiful strip of parkland and wildflower meadow – a nature reserve between towering cliffs and the English channel. The walk has two distinct one-mile...

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Ham Street Woods easy access trail

Ham Street Woods easy access trail

A short 0.45 mile (0.7km) woodland walk. The path surface is compacted and reasonably smooth. There are climbs and descents for most of the route, and no rest areas. Hamstreet...

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Hemsted Forest easy access trail

Hemsted Forest easy access trail

This is a superb, accessible Wealden woodland route along generous paths. Hemsted Forest Country Park is very popular with cyclists and riders, as well as walkers and dog owners. Managed...

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Jeskyns easy access trail

Jeskyns easy access trail

Jeskyns Community Woodland is managed by Forestry England and includes 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children’s play areas,...

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Perry Wood easy access trails

Perry Wood easy access trails

Perry Wood is beautiful woodland managed by Swale Borough Council. Cyclists, horse riders and walkers will all enjoy a day out in the woods. Parking is available and the woods...

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White Horse Wood easy access trail

White Horse Wood easy access trail

This walk is one Explore Kent’s Easy Access walks. Easy access means that the route is suitable for pushchairs and all wheelchairs. Easy Access walks are free of stiles and...

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Kent Country Parks

Kent Country Parks

Discover and explore the natural outdoor space of 9 stunning Kent Country Parks, each with its own unique character. With activity trails, pond dipping, parkruns, childrens craft activities, park walks...

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