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Cycling And Walking In The Borough

Explore the borough of Ashford

Kent, the Garden of England, is perfect for walking and cycling and there’s arguably nowhere better than the borough of Ashford. We have a lots of fantastic routes through the borough’s towns and surrounding countryside. The town of Ashford boasts miles of safe traffic-free walking and cycling routes as well as bike storage.

Tips for getting out and about on your bicycle

Find below our videos to help you prepare and feel confident getting out and about on your bicycle. 

Journey planners, maps and guides

Kent Connected - A journey planner with the aim to help you travel smarter. From travelling for work or looking for an activity with the family, Kent Connected provides you with information tailored to your needs. The journey planner accounts for car, train, bus, car sharing, walking and cycling routes across Kent, giving you more options to explore the county. 

Explore Kent - Guide to getting outside and exploring the best of Kent coast, countryside and woodland. All routes are checked by working with Kent's Public Right of Way team, Kent Pathways, Sustrans and volunteers to make sure they are fully waymarked and in top condition. You can also download the Ashford cycle map produced by Explore Kent. 

Experience Ashford and Tenterden - Ashford's tourism website hosts a number of walking and cycling routes to download - plus a selection of pubs, restaurants and accommodation recommendations to help break your journeys.

View the video below to see the Willesborough Dykes foot and cycle path [pdf] 90KB which connects existing cycle and pedestrian route in Park Farm as well as the Ashford Designer Outlet and Asda store.



As everyone works to become more environmentally friendly, it’s more important than ever to be aware of sustainable ways to travel. In 2020 the council asked for your views on cycling and walking, with feedback implemented into our Walking and Cycling Strategy. 

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