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Posted on 16th June 2021
Residents at our Kingsdown Meadow development in the Garden of England have an added benefit to their new park home; an entrance to the North Downs Way is right opposite the park.
The national trail starts in Farnham and stretches to Dover, a distance of 153 miles that takes in some of the most stunning scenery that England has to offer.
These wonderful views can be enjoyed from your doorstep and whilst we’re not suggesting that you walk the entire route, the part that meanders its way from Kingsdown Meadow is truly stunning with views to Sevenoaks and London, and just a short stroll to the nearby village of Otford.
In addition to the wonderful views and the peace and quiet of being at one with nature, the health and wellbeing benefits of walking are not to be under-estimated.
In the last year, as the country has lurched from lockdown to tiers and back to lockdown, an increasing number of people have discovered the benefits it can bring which include improving fitness, reducing blood pressure, bringing mental clarity, reducing anxiety and helping with weight loss.
The recommended guidelines for activity is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, so exercise where your heart rate is elevated and you feel warmer. That is just twenty minutes a day to help with physical and mental wellbeing.
Marie Hanby, Marketing Manager, Serenity Parks commented; “Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and can be commenced with very little cost or equipment required. Sensible shoes, a coat and accessories to keep you warm and dry is all that is required at this time of year. Furthermore, as spring begins to emerge it will be wonderful to see how this corner of England blooms from the depths of winter, into spring, summer, autumn and back again.
“We’d love it if you would share any pictures or route tips with us on our Facebook page”
Should you wish to explore of the North Downs Way it meanders its way across the Surrey hills and Kent Downs, taking in historic cities, stately homes, local business, vineyards, food producers and over 100 pubs!