Hothfield Heath is a beautiful piece of heathland found near the village of Hothfield in Kent. Its a nice place and there is free parking nearby. When I went there were a few dog walkers around but it was pretty quiet otherwise. There is also a cafe just down the road if you need some sustenance though I haven’t tried it yet.
There exists a large housing estate on the outskirts of Maidstone known as Vinters Park Housing Estate. That estate keeps a secret – deep in the bowels of its labyrinthine system of roads and paths there lies a mysterious but beautiful nature reserve full of – natural stuff! A secret place, unknown to all but those special few who can read road signs, vinter’s valley nature reserve is the home of much wildlife as well as being a popular destination for dog walkers from the surrounding estate.