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Country parks, nature reserves and other open spaces in Swale to experience and enjoy


Minster Leas Promenade

Isle of Sheppey

Coast and countryside are a features of the Swale area, with a large proportion the land of National and European protected status and some level of access. Enabling you to enjoy the wide open skies and the variety visiting seasonal wildlife and fabulous homes and gardens to explore just one hour from London. 

For those of you who love cycling and walking there are plenty of trails and routes to follow across the Swale area - please check them out and download them from our cycling and walking page.

Playgrounds and Parks

Throughout Swale there are over 70 individual spaces that have a range of fields, pitches and play parks that are free for residents and visitors to enjoy with friends and family for rest and relaxation; unless there are matches being played, then enjoy some local sport! 

The parks vary in character from formal gardens and traditional urban parks to less formal beautiful natural open spaces.

Many of the parks also have sport pitches and pavilions that can be hired from the Council for sports, tournaments and other events. The outdoor formal sports pitches and facilities are maintained by the Council unless a local club or organisations has entered into a formal agreement to do so.

Check out the Swale Borough Council website for more information on the sports pitches available and how to book.

If you know of an outdoor Space, playground or park you would like to promote to residents or visitors to be active then email Healthy and Active Swale and we can get the details uploaded.

The official tourism website for the Swale area North Kent.