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Cycling And Walking In The Borough

Cycling and Walking Grants

The new Cycling and Walking Grant Scheme provides funding for projects that promote cycling and walking and encourage people to cycle and walk more. Revenue and Capital grants of up to £10,000 are available and can cover the full cost of the project. The scheme is currently open for applications. For further details on the scheme and how to apply, please visit our grants and funding page.

Explore the borough of Ashford

If you want to get on your bike we have a wealth of fantastic cycle routes through the borough's towns and surrounding countryside. Download our Ashford Cycle Map [pdf] 7636KB and get started with discovering what's on the doorstep.

View the video below the see the Willesborough Dykes cycle path, which runs near Asda and Park Farm in Ashford.

Sustrans also has local routes with searchable maps giving you lots to discover in the area. Or take Explore Kent, which contains information on cycle routes around the county. 

The Willesborough Dykes foot and cycle path [pdf] 90KB connects with existing cycle and pedestrian routes in Park Farm as well as the Ashford Designer Outlet and ASDA store.

As everyone works to become more environmentally friendly and recover from the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s more important than ever to be aware of sustainable ways to travel. Last year the council asked for your views on our Cycling and Walking Strategy. This has now been updated to include comments and issues raised through the consultation.

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