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Address: Lodge Road | Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5EH, England
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beautiful place to walk

Large nature reserve with many levels and a lake. Great for walking the dog, a peaceful spot to watch the wildlife or to take the children to feed the ducks. We went on a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Large nature reserve with many levels and a lake. Great for walking the dog, a peaceful spot to watch the wildlife or to take the children to feed the ducks. We went on a very frosty morning in January with the children and the dog and there were stunning views across the frost white trees and icey lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Despite the showers this park is very pleasant There are well established walks and plenty of information boards to guide you around the park in the right direction. It was easy to follow and we managed to find the remains of an old Manor House that stood there up until the 1950's, which was destroyed by fire.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We love taking our dog here for a walk. He's been coming since he was a puppy as we feel it is so safe. It is really well looked after and during all the rain earlier this year they even dropped gravel on the paths so they weren't slippery. You can choose a few different routes around the reserve and... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Vinters valley is a hidden gem of Maidstone, once one of the big estates, now a successful local nature reserve. It was only rediscovered in the early 1980's and has been lovingly improved by the local and county council as well as volunteers. Some may say it is "boring" nut to really understand this look up the history of the... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited the nature reserve with my two dogs after reading reviews and looking at the website. My two dogs love to swim and as the website said nothing about banning dog swimming I thought we were in luck. Only as you get to the lake/pond do you notice it is fenced in and a sign prohibiting dogs! If this... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Little hidden gem that is down the road from me. Walk with a 4 year old takes about 1.5-2 hours finishing with a lovely duck pond. We follow the blue tit trail. Not suitable for buggies so make sure you either babywear or carry smaller children.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Created within 90 acres, Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is truly an oasis of nature, being surrounded by a shopping village, housing estates, factories and motorway. The site was only awarded Local Nature Reserve status in 1992 and has quickly become a local favourite, appreciated by animal lovers, as well as locals seeking a moment of peace, calm, and tranquillity. Although... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This has always been one of my favourite nature walks.There is so much here with wildlife and a great collection of different trees and wild flowers. Plenty of wild birds and a lake thrown in.

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Maidstone
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21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What a great place to go with the dog, no matter what the weather it really is a nice relaxing place for a nice stroll with the K9. Plenty of different routes (avoid the lake if your dog loves water), and there is also a bit of history with some of the old Vinters house still showing.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

well looked after nature resrve, next to the school, can be used as walk through from maidstone town centre to grove green and tesco area, and even walk to bearsted in around 40 minutes on a slow walk (but maybe you walk faster than me) and nice to look at very scenic take a camera, ponds and lakes, and streams,... More 

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