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Kearsney Parks, Russell Gardens and Bushy Ruff Country Park
Note: Booking is Essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited! Pre-walk instructions will be sent by Wild with Wheels ([email protected]).
Wild with Wheels is delighted to invite you to join us at Kearsney Abbey Gardens for a FREE accessible nature walk exploring Russell Gardens and Bushy Ruff Country Park.
As it's colder, we will be changing to a later session time of 10:45am to 12:30pm (for an 11am start). We can provide blankets, hot water bottles and ponchos to keep you warm.
We'll be enjoying an opportunity to walk and talk as well as identify some of the local fauna and flora or to take photographs, as we explore the grounds taking time to enjoy the surroundings.
Highlights and Facilities
♿ Wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly with no man-made barriers such as steps, stiles or kissing gates.
👨🦯 Suitable for most physical, learning and mental health needs (see challenge ratings below)
🫂 Carers welcome
🚙 Pay and Display parking in main car park. (Free Parking for Blue Badge holders in separate car park)
🚌 Public transport access nearby (Bus route 45A) https://kentconnected.org/journey-planner/#/
🚾 Toilets nearby (Disabled)
🚸 All ages welcome
🏳️🌈 Welcoming and friendly group
🌳 Connect with nature, wildlife, plantlife and the landscape - Woodland, Park, Chalkstream
📚 Interactive and sensory with Nature, History, Geology and Folktales
🔊 Equipment and support can be provided for Visual or Hearing impairments (please let us know in advance)
⏰ 2 hours duration but feel free to leave when & if you need to
🫖 Refreshments / Cafe facilities
🐕🦺 Support dogs and well behaved dogs (and their owners) welcome (please notify host if participants may be afraid of dogs in advance)
Accessibility and Challenge Rating
The distance is about 2 miles and this location is suitable for mobility scooter/ powerchair and competent wheelchair users. There may be some uneven surfaces as some paths are natural and not surfaced. Support is offered for navigating challenging conditions safely.
Therefore the challenge rating of this walk is level 2 (with 3 in places which can be avoided).
Explanations of our challenge ratings can be found on our website... https://wildwithwheels.com/price-list#pricelist_details
Additionally, there aren't many sit spots en route so those with mobility restrictions should bring a sitting aid such as an all terrain rollator or seated stick, if able to walk for quite a distance, but with rests in between.
There is also a shop and restaurant and Disabled Parking.
Meeting Point: Meet us by the entrance of the café next to the Disabled car park.
Address: Alkham Rd, Temple Ewell, Dover CT16 3DZ2
What 3 words: /dark.survey.scout
Grid Reference: TR 28760 43822
More details of the walks on our website... https://wildwithwheels.com
📸 Photos are taken during the event for promotional and marketing purposes. Please notify the walk leader of your preferences.
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 and GOGA (Get Out & Get Active in Action, Dover).
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.
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