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Ashford Countryside

Ashford's rural heritage and areas of outstanding natural make the town a natural choice for people wanting to escape to the country but still enjoy fantastic links to London and the continent.

Ashford has acres of natural heritage and woodland waiting to be explored, many within easy walking distance.

The stunning Kent Downs and magical King's Wood - a focal point for art and sculpture - are also on your doorstep, and the protected Romney Marsh is only a short drive away.

Explore Ashford's countryside, local green spaces and walking routes. Some local green spaces and walking routes are listed below:Art in Kings Wood

Getting Around

Ashford has high quality bus, cycle and pedestrian networks that provide a variety of travel options for accessing Ashford's open green spaces.

Two routes of the National Cycle Network pass through the town, and further plans to create more cycle paths, provide safe bicycle parking facilities, and improve the public transport network are in place.

For further information on cycling view the Sustrans Website or on travelling by bike or foot, visit the Kent County Council Website.


Route Type


Appledore Walk

Circular route

4-8 Miles

Ham Street Woods National Nature Reserve Walk

Circular route

0-3 Miles

High Weald Landscape Trail

Linear route

Greater than 8 Miles

North Downs Way

Linear route

Greater than 8 Miles

Wye Downs Walk

Circular route

4-8 Miles

For further information about the countryside, view our partners’ websites below: Natural England