Introducing our new route:
Kings Wood lies in the heart of Kent Downs Area of Natural Beauty. A section of the 153 mile North Downs Way, passes through these woods, which has been used as an ancient pilgrimage route and local folk since medieval times.
As part of Heart of Kent Walking Festival , our experienced Disabled Walks Leader Gini Mitchell and North Downs Way Ambassador Michael Harden will be guiding this walk, which aims to encourage those with mobility limitations who rely on wheeled equipment, to access the beautiful wild spaces in Kent. We will be following the accessible track alongside the North Downs Way, which hosts one of many Art Installations in the area.
To mark International Forest Day on 21st March, we will be immersing ourselves in the Wood, to celebrate and appreciate all that trees and the life within them, have to offer. We will learn more about the native wildlife and discover the nurturing benefits of trees. We will spend a moment forest bathing, as well as offering a chance to find out more about your Birth Tree.
Ensure you have a full battery, which is in good condition and can manage at least 9 miles range (just in case). The terrain should be good for most boot scooters / power chairs and is suitable for wheelchair users too (who can manage the distance). Any questions on the accessibility, then please get in touch as we are happy to help. We have 2 routes, so depending on the ground conditions, we will decide which way to go nearer the time, as we will avoid any mud if it’s been wet recently. We shall send pre wheeled-walk information after receiving your booking confirmation.
Wild with Wheels is delighted to invite you to join us at the Heart of Kent's, Kings Wood on Thursday 30th March at 10.30-12.30pm for a FREE sensory focused accessible nature crafts experience.
This location is suitable for those with mobility limitations, who use self propelled, attendant driven . or motorised wheelchairs and scooters.
There is plenty of space for Parking , no designated disabled bays (yet).
We'll be exploring the woodland owned by Forestry England , which follows along an easy access path. Immerse yourself in a guided walk in the woods. Depending on the time of year we can take time to explore the historical site, as well as explore how the site has become a haven for wildlife and species with thrive in this Chalk grassland. There is a viewpoint with a backdrop of the Dover Castle. As well as a forest School area which is accessible for Circle Time and outdoor activities.
Join us and get close to nature with our experienced Support Walkers.
📆Theme: International Forest and trees Day.
♿ Wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly (including parking)
👨🦯 Suitable for all physical, learning and mental health needs
🚾 Toilets a close drive away (Disabled)
☕ Refreshments not available, please bring your own. Cafe's available in Chilham, Perry Court Farm or in Ashford Town Centre
🚸 All ages welcome
🌳 Connect with nature and wildlife
📚 Interactive nature & folk tales
🔊 Equipment can be provided for Visual or Hearing impairments (please let us know in advance)
⏰ 2 hours duration.
🪑 No seating opportunities so wheeled walkers must have seats if required
🦮 Well behaved dogs welcome
👫 Support and carers welcome
🧭 Meet us by the entrance of the wood in Kings Wood [Large] Car Park.
More details of the walks, along with FAQ's on our website.. https://wildwithwheels.com
Wild with Wheels funding provided through the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme from Defra and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, who are supporting access to nature in Kent.
We also thank The Land Trust and White Cliffs Countryside Partnership for supporting Wild with Wheels at Fort Burgoyne.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly group, led and inspired by disabled adults and children.
Please take a look at our FAQ's section for all details on the walks, accessibility and support that Wild With Wheels offers.
If you can't find the information you are looking for then please get in touch and we will respond as soon as we can.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.