Lenham in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sits midway between Ashford and Maidstone, and makes the perfect base for a walking holiday or short break. Both the Pilgrims Way and the North Downs Way pass through the town.
Around the centre sit cosy real ale Shepherd Neame inns with beer gardens. The stretch of the North Downs Way that passes through Lenham is the Detling – Broughton Lees walk which takes in surrounding heritage sites like Thurnham Castle just 8 miles away. Lenham is easily reached just off the M20, within easy reach of Eurostar at Ashford.
Where to Stay
Your perfect base from which to walk, cycle, horse ride and tour the Kent Downs AONB, Lenham and the surrounding countryside contains a good selection of quality holiday cottage accommodation all in peaceful locations with pretty rural views. Old coaching inns with rooms, a restaurant and real ales also feature in the area or opt for a spacious farmhouse ideal for a family or walking group.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.