Fun and learning on foot in the country
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