Top 10 Muddy Puddle Walks to Explore in Kent

16 Sep 2020 | Kent Guides, Lock Down

Written by @familywalksandparkskent

With the autumn weather due any time we thought we would share some great walks in Kent… even when it’s a bit wet!!

Places to Visit in Kent this Autumn:

10.  Dene Park Woods, Tonbridge

Not one of those woods that sparks the imagination towards magical fairies, however you will find some very good muddy puddles here to make even Peppa Pig envious!

9.  Camer Country Park, Meopham, Gravesend

A 1 mile trail takes you around the central open space. An easy route and great for little legs. The car park is free and there is a play area and cafe next to the car park, which is always a win, win, hot drinks for the grown ups and swings for the kids!

8.  Leybourne Lakes, Aylesford

Gravely in some areas, but there are plenty of puddles on a wet day and you can feed the ducks here too with a lovely view of the gorgeous lake. Hot drinks are available.

Girl standing over puddle in Leybourne Lakes
Get those wellies out!

7.  Manor Country Park, West Malling

A lovely family walk, one of the smaller country parks which is great for a short walk on a chilly day. Good facilities, including cafe and playground.

6.  Shoreham Country Park, Gravesend

This park has so much to offer from sensory gardens, ponds and play areas.  It would be higher on the list but being so close to the M2 it can get a little busy for us.

5.  Ashenbank Woods, Cobham (Kent)

Good paths to follow and muddy puddles to jump in.  These woods have a very enchanting feel about them, the type of woods you might imagine some fairies flying by!

4.  Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

This is one of my favourite parks anytime of the year, so pretty, excellent facilities and the best bacon baps!

3.  Limpsfield Common, Oxted

Begins in Surrey and borders Westerham Kent, so slightly out of the area but it had to make the list due to the Peter Rabbit Trail lovingly created by National Trust volunteers.

Two children playing in the woods
Exploring and making memories

2.  Hucking Estate, Maidstone

Beautiful woods with changing landscape, there is a speculator view and some wonderful wood carvings to find on route.  The entire loop took us about 90 minutes.  There are no facilities here but plenty of muddy puddles and perfect for nature spotting.

1.  Trosley Country Park, Vigo Village

This park has everything a family could need.  There are various walking trails, on a dry day the yellow trail is perfectly suitable for a buggy however very tricky if it’s been raining.  The air is fresh and the views are stunning.  Some really good play areas and a large cafe too. Definitely worth a visit.

Beautiful views

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