East Kent has so much to offer

Walkers

From both huts there is immediate access to beautiful walks. You have the choice of walking through our beautiful valley into forest in either direction including Park Gate Nature Reserve. The opposite directions takes you along footpaths to the Lord Whiskey Animal Sanctuary Tea Rooms. Further afield, East Kent offers wonderful walks and you can even follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims and walk a section of the Pilgrim’s Way. The walk from Elham to Canterbury is varied and beautiful and the return can be made by bus.

Historic village of Elham

Lovely 1.5 mile off road walk. Along the top of the valley runs a byway where a footpath and bridleway branches off. Following the footpaths and bridleway takes you directly down into the historic village of Elham where there is a small local shop, two pubs and the Abbots Fireside restaurant, the lovely Cosy Tea Rooms and a good children’s park.

Stelling Minnis Common and Windmill

2 miles mainly off road walking. To the opposite direction is the village of Stelling Minnis with a good size village shop, a pub and and a beautiful historic windmill. The windmill serves cream teas at weekends during summer months and also holds a fete usually during July. Stelling Minnis also has a Common of 90 acres where Highland Cattle now graze.

Forests

Park Wood, Westwood, Madams Wood and Covert Wood. The forest can be accessed directly from our farm. Our area of East Kent offers large expanses of woodland with public footpaths.

 

Pilgrims

The historic cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles away) offers a jam-packed day of history, shopping, theatre and dining.

 

Defenders of the realm

Dover Castle is within easy reach. We recommend allow plenty of time to explore the fascinating tunnels.

 

Glampers

Our luxury shepherds huts have been beautifully built by The Shepherds Hut Company in Devon to give you a memorable experience glamping in Kent.

East Kent Beaches

Hythe

Shingle beach with long promenade which runs parallel to Royal Military Canal where you can hire rowing boats Griggs fish and chips on the beach next to the fishing boats

Folkestone

Sunny sands next to the harbour is a sandy, sheltered beach that is excellent for little ones to swim. There is also a water jets splash area for children and public loos. Usual fish and chips and a lovely vegetarian cafe Beanos just a short walk.

Further along towards Sandgate there is the coastal park with brilliant adventure play area with public loos. Also a nice shingle/sand beach area for children.

Dymchurch

A big sandy beach. On the seafront there is a small funfair. You can also take the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway http://www.rhdr.org.uk

Broadstairs

Further East is the intriguing town of Broadstairs with a sheltered, sandy town beach, ice cream parlours, restaurants and Dickens connections as the location of Bleak House and Dickens’s summer holidays.

Margate

Margate has several sandy beaches. The town beach is expansive, sandy and very busy in summer. Further round are Minnis Bay and Joss bay. Both worth a visit.

 

Other Places in East Kent to visit

  • Howletts and Port Lympne Animal Parks
  • Wingham Wildlife Park
  • New Romney and Dymchurch Light Railway
  • Lydden Race Circuit
  • Kearsney Abbey – dog friendly. Lovely streams to play in, good children’s park and cafe