Home Kent News Lower Leas Coastal Park: The Kent coastal park named as one of...

Lower Leas Coastal Park: The Kent coastal park named as one of the best in the world

2
0
Advertise here from £20*

Original article from Kent Live

Lower Leas Coastal Park has been named in the top 10 per cent of attractions worldwide this week by TripAdvisor.

The coastal park in Folkestone has won a TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award.

Folkestone and Hythe District Council celebrating on Twitter said: “We’re proud to offer such a fantastic location that locals and visitors of the area have enjoyed for many years.”

Read more: Lower Leas Coastal Park: The huge wooded area that is one of Kent's hidden gems

This hidden gem on the south Kent coast is popular with both locals and tourists alike due to its stunning landscaped woodland.

Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.

It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.

You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.

With meandering paths and wooden bridges just next to the English Channel it is no surprise that it has been named one of the best in the world.

TripAdvisor similarly rates the coastal park as the second top thing to do in Folkestone.

The park is split into three zones – the 'wild zone', the 'fun zone' and the 'formal zone'.

The 'formal zone', opened in 2006, homes formal planting with pine avenues, gardens and flowers which are carefully managed.

The 'wild zone' is sensitively habitat managed to allow wildlife to enjoy the area as much as us.

The gardens are well looked after

And the 'fun zone' hosts the south east’s largest play area including themed play areas, climbing walls and storytelling areas.

The zone also features a 350-seat amphitheatre that hosts free events each summer including concerts and children’s workshops.

And that is not all – the coastal park between the cliffs and the beach makes for a stunning walk and even a National Cycle Route 2 runs along the road.

This is not the first time the park has won awards. Since 2007, the coastal park has been awarded the Green Flag Award every year, according to the local council.

The coastal park was created in 1784 after a landslip but funding has allowed it to be regenerated to the beautiful spot it is today.

Although the Victoria Pier and children’s zoo have gone other popular attractions have been installed.

The award-winning park runs between Folkestone and Sandgate with access to the area from Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 2JP.

It opens between 8am and 8pm every day.

Sign up to get the latest stories from Kent direct into your inbox here

Original Article