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Positive Places in Kent to beat Lockdown Blues…

It is true that there is not much to be joyous about when thinking of lockdown, although not long now we hope!

Along with the devastation that Covid 19 has caused there are glimmers of positivity in the ‘new world’ and one of these positives is the shift in lifestyle many people have welcomed – embracing the outdoors and discovering the world on their doorstep. So, to help turn lockdown into a bearable situation (and we cross our fingers for mild weather as we do so), research carried out by shoe store ‘Clarks’ has compiled the top reviews below, for outstanding places in the Kentish open air that we lucky residents of Kent can embrace so easily. Clarks research uncovers the whole of UK reviews here.

Why not exercise in the great outdoors, discovering natures best kept secrets near you and take the opportunity to get to know the county at its best? The list below just skims the surface – and you will be wise to check if all are open during the lockdown before making any short trips – but well worth the effort to exercise in some of the most spectacular Kentish scenery…keeping to the rules of course.

Place Proportion of 5-star ratings among all TripAdvisor reviews 
Brewers Wood, Cranbrook.100.00% 
RSPB Broadwater Warren Nature Reserve 100.00% 
Orlestone Forest Nature Reserve 100.00% 
Friezley Wood 100.00% 
Hemsted Forest 100.00% 
High Weald Landscape Trail 100.00% 
Ashenbank Wood 73.33% 
Dungeness Beach 70.37% 
Hole Park Gardens 70.26% 
Perry Wood 68.00% 
Louisa Bay 65.38% 
Oare Marshes Nature Reserve 64.71% 
Knole Park 64.20% 
East Cliff and Warren Country Park 62.22% 
Grosvenor & Hilbert Park 62.16% 
St Mildred’s Bay Beach 58.33% 
Westbrook Bay 57.47% 
Fisherman’s Beach 57.14% 
King George VI Memorial Park 53.19% 
Leybourne Lakes Country Park 51.49% 
Palm Bay Beach 45.21% 
Reculver Country Park 43.16% 
Tudeley Woods 40.00% 
White Horse Wood Country Park 38.81% 
Sevenoaks Hiking Trail 33.33% 
Tudor Trail 33.33% 
Beacon Wood Country Park 32.00% 

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