Walking and Cycling

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – New Government Restrictions

Our accommodation, attractions, hospitality and visitor related businesses will be closed from Thursday 5 November. However, the outdoor grounds of ‘botanical gardens, heritage houses and landmarks’ can stay open, so please visit the individual websites for further information. Some restaurants, pubs and local food and drink producers may also be offering a take-away or online delivery service, so please do check their websites for details.

Please continue to follow all social distancing and other measures and check the government website for changes and updates during this frequently changing period of time.

Please Respect, Protect & Enjoy our part of the Garden of England safely and responsibly as you take your daily exercise locally during the Covid 19 pandemic.

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If your passion is rambling cycling or fishing, the landscapes surrounding Ashford and Tenterden are hard to resist.  Here routes range from long-distance paths to atmospheric town trails, and canals and lakes are chock-full of fish.

Pull on your walking boots to encounter a remarkable selection of paths, encompassing don't-miss rural trails - The North Downs Way, Greensand Way, Stour Valley Walk and historic Pilgrims Way are all close by.

In Ashford the town also boasts safe traffic-free cycle routes.  View the downloadable walking and cycling map of Ashford. And enjoy a walk through Ashford's past with the Ashford Heritage Trail starting at the Ashford Borough Museum.  

For cyclists, National Route 18. is a glorious heritage ride through the Weald heading west out of Ashford, along quiet country roads to charismatic Tenterden  It also sweeps east along tranquil lanes to Wye.  If you enjoy history, why not try the Tenterden Heritage Trail, a town steeped in history.

If you don't want to bring your bikes with you then why not hire them while you're here.  Homewood Cycles offer a drop off service to your accommodation, or you can pick them up from the shop.  Or why not try an electric bike?  UK Electric Bike Centre in Biddenden have a great selection and they will even provide a self-guided tour of your specification.

Wider Experience also offers a comprehensive cycling experience, including tours, bike and e-bike hire as well as equipment that you may need, and is suitable for all the family.