Now that the summer sun is giving way to a softer glow, saunter out and enjoy the refreshing coolness that is in the air.

There are an incredible number of walks in the area not least the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk! And what a great way to walk off all that food and drink consumed!

The High Weald Partnership’s September Walking Festival is a great celebration of walking and this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bookings and schedules are available now.

Open year round, the 27.5 mile Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk is highly recommended. It rambles through the rolling rural landscape and is one of the best around. It can be done in one go but we suggest enjoying a total digital detox and completing it in stages to partake of refreshments in the local hostelries along the way.

For an easy access walk of 1.5km, visit Birchden Wood near Groombridge.

Alternatively what will you discover on the 16km of the Forest Way? This disused railway line is an important habitat for wildlife as a ‘green corridor’. It’s great for wildlife spotting, some is easy to see and some not so easy!

Ashdown Forest offers the visitor wide open spaces and far-reaching views. There are thirteen walking leaflets ranging from 1km to around 6km in the Forest.

The countryside is waiting to be discovered so don your boots and raincoat and get out there!

Create your own adventure in Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest where there are miles of trails for walkers of all abilities.

The traffic free cycle tracks provide a carefree way to enjoy the beauty of the woods in their spectacular autumn colours.

Cycling is also welcomed at Bewl Water Country Park round the 20 kilometre shore line of the reservoir. But why not try a cycling holiday, there’s no big mountains to climb here!

Another more soothing outdoor activity at this time of year is fishing.  See our Fishing page for where to go for the best bites!

Fox in the countryside
Oast houses in Kent by Mike Bartlett
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, autumn trees