With so much stunning countryside on the doorstep, the milder weather and longer days, the whole family can get outdoors and get active.

Since it is the National Month of Walking in May, you have ample opportunity here to do a spot of rambling.

The miles of footpaths offer a chance to learn new, or brush up your existing, navigation skills, so grab a map and embark on an exciting adventure!

The Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk is a 27.5 mile long walk which shows you a handful of our most celebrated features, like the Rocks.

Of course, you can do as much or as little as you like but why not take up the challenge of completing it over a few days? Find accommodation nearby.

Walking in woods countryside
Walking in beautiful Ashdown Forest - photo by David Hodgkinson
Circular Walk at the woods by Pembury - photo by David Hodgkinson

Pick up some fresh locally produced goodies for a delicious picnic from the delicatessens and farm shops across the region.

For a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life, head out and explore the Bewl Water Country Park, with its spectacular panoramic views across the water.

Why not try fishing, laser challenge, open water swimming, the aqua park, camping, or soft play if you don’t want to walk or cycle around Bewl? If you are feeling active, cycle or walk the 12½ mile trail around the lake, bike hire is available.

Alternatively, take to your bike to appreciate the scenery at Bedgebury Forest.

With its family friendly cycle routes for all abilities, it’s a fantastic place to spend the day (bike hire available).  The Adventure Play area provides an exciting journey of exploration for the younger kids, replicating some of the ordeals faced by the plant-hunters throughout history.

You can hire a bike from one of the attractions via Countrybike and cycle to the next one. For example from Penshurst Place to the Spa Valley Railway station at Groombridge, it’s only a 6 mile bike ride! Just use their app – simple!

Let’s not forget it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Join us in this celebration with parades, cake off’s and festivities across the region of Tunbridge Wells ! Visit our events calendar