Experience the Great Outdoors
- Bartons Point Coastal Park
- Elmley Nature Reserve
- Beachfields Park - ME12 1AY
- Leysdown Coastal Park - ME12 4QB
- Discover the 'Sheppey Shoreline' (downloadable pdf) - a family guide to the wildlife that can be found across the island's beaches. Print off the guide and take it with you and see what you can find and identify, remembering to follow the Seashore Code.
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.
Some of these locations with maps are also featured on the Explore Kent website.
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.