Halling Parish Council logopanorama of Halling from across the River Medway

Leisure Opportunities and Facilities

photograph of Oak Tree in Upper Hallingphotograph of the view south towards Aylesford and New Hythe from Upper Halling photograph of the view north towards Rochester from Upper Halling
Footpaths and Walks
From the photographs above, one can quickly see we have some special English countryside in and around the village.  In fact, the hills and countryside on the western flank of Halling Parish form part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 

The Kent Downs AONB covers 878 sq. km from the White Cliffs at Dover and Folkestone to the Surrey Border. The geology of the area defines the topography and landscape features that form the basis of the natural beauty for which it is nationally recognised. A large arch of chalk, shaped like an eyelid, sweeps across Kent. This creates a central ridge through the county, and forms the most important geological feature of the AONB. For more info about walks, an interactive map and opportunities to be active in the Kent Downs AONB, please see www.kentdowns.org.uk.
photograph of Bore's Hole in North Halling, one of the many Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within the Parish Boundariesphoto of a wintery Halling scene, courtesy Matt Wallace
Download a leaflet for a 6.2 mile / 9.9km walk from Halling train station to Cuxton train station through marshland, rare beech and yew woodland on the top of the Kentish Downs and by attractive farmland in the lower valley.  See other suggested walks within Halling. For more information about other walks and footpaths in Kent, please click here or click here.  

photograph of a football pitch in Halling courtesy K Wightman

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Updated 11-Jun-2018 by Clive Stanley Associates