Walking and Cycling

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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.

If fly fishing is your way of unwinding, why not indulge in a few hours of relaxation at Tenterden Trout Waters set in tranquil surroundings.

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 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.