THINGS TO DO
Nearby Alpaca Lodge are dozens of country paths to explore, leading over meadows and into woods, so lace up those walking boots and stride out to enjoy Kent at its finest. We have quiet country lanes for cycling and as well as cycle-friendly footpaths including the Saxonshore Way, the Pilgrims Way and the South Downs Way. And a short drive away is The Crab and Winkle cycle route in Whitstable.
We are within a short drive to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Whitstable (especially for the Oyster Festival), Rochester, and in about an hour you could be in London or seaside towns such as Birchington and Broadstairs.
Kent is full of beautiful countryside and has lots of wonderful villages to visit, Chilham, Pluckley, Smarden, Tankerton to name just a few.
Worth a visit are:
- Bredgar and Wormshill Steam Railway (www.bwlr.co.uk)
- Headcorn Aerodrome (www.headcornaerodrome.co.uk/) – take a picnic and spend the afternoon watching the light aircraft and parachutists, the Spitfire is a spectacular regular visitor.
- Kent County Showground (www.kentshowground.co.uk) has numerous events throughout the year and is only a few minutes’ drive away. Here you will find events and exhibitions throughout the year, including the Kent County Show which is held over three days and includes displays of all forms of farming, foods and rural lifestyles.
Whatever your pleasures, interests or activities, this superb holiday home can offer a holiday or short break with luxury and style whatever time of year. Alpaca Lodge is located between Gravesend and Faversham; these two towns have recorded some the highest temperatures in Great Britain in recent years.