Fun and learn­ing on foot in the coun­try

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE - by Mike Ben­nett

JUST in time for the school half-term and sum­mer hol­i­days, au­thor Janet Cameron has pro­duced a foot­path guide de­signed to at­tract chil­dren to the joys of the Ken­tish coun­try­side. In the book out this week she se­lects her top 20 rural strolls in the county rang­ing from one to three miles and all pro­vide fun fam­ily out­ings on days when chil­dren be­come bored. In ad­di­tion to route de­scrip­tions she also lists things to see and do on the jour­ney, his­tor­i­cal notes on the back­ground of places vis­ited, sug­ges­tions for fam­ily friendly pubs and cafes and per­fect pic­nic spots. Cov­er­ing a vast variety of scenery along the way, par­tic­i­pants can iden­tify birds, in­sects, trees and wild flow­ers as young­sters com­bine fun and learn­ing about nat­u­ral his­tory while get­ting fresh air and ex­er­cise. Among places se­lected in her walks are roam­ing the Green­sand Ridge from Egerton, the Royal Mil­i­tary Canal at Ap­ple­dore, the Stour Val­ley from Great Chart, smug­gling tales at Dun­geness and the Brock­hill Coun­try Park at Salt­wood.

Janet Cameron and her book on fam­ily-friendly walks

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