Darenth Country Park
This country park in Dartford has some nice cycling and walking trails to try. The park has a decent sized car park just off Gore Road, near Darent Valley Hospital. From here you can pick up the 1 mile circuit around the park. The park has nice wide lawns, picnic areas, meadows and pockets of woodland. The area is popular with dog walkers and joggers.
You can extend your walk by heading east and exploring Darenth Wood. Eventually you will come to Bean and the pretty Beacon Wood Country Park. There's more nice woodland trails here.
About 1 mile to the west of the park you can pick up the Darent Valley Path. This splendid long distance trail will take you along the River Darent to Farningham where you will find the pretty Farningham Woods Nature Reserve.
PostcodeDA2 6LZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Darenth Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Darenth Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Darenth Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Darenth Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The parkland and woodland in Darent Wood are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably meet other friendly owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the west there's some nice trails to try around Dartford Heath. Here you'll find ponds, peaceful woodland, pretty heather and lots of wildlife.
To the north east there's Greenhithe where you can visit the historic Ingress Abbey heritage park. The park includes a photogenic Neo-gothic Jacobean-style country house surrounded by attractive parkland and a number of follies.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.