Here at Quingo Scooters we know how much fun it can be to spend a day out doing something different, or visiting a place you thought maybe wasn’t accessible enough. Now that summer is well and truly upon us, you’d probably much rather be spending time outdoors on a lovely sunny day instead of being inside.
There’s no better place you can be in the nice weather than a beautiful park, so today we’re heading down to Kent to share Trosley Country Park with you.
Trosley Country Park
You’ll find Trosley Country Park in Trottiscliffe, near Vigo in Kent. Covering 170 acres of beautiful woodland, there are some spectacular views to see, so make sure you bring your camera! The land was once part of the Trosley Towers Estate, but it is now home to a variety of wildlife and chalk grassland slopes after the removal of scrubland and re-introduction of grazing to the area.
This will especially be a great day out for those interested in plants and wildlife, as you’ll find some important plants and animals at Trosley Country Park including the Chalkhill Blue Butterfly and the rare Musk Orchid. The chalk grassland at Trosley is even classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. If you have time afterwards, the park is also a great base to visit the Coldrum Stones – an ancient listed monument of 15 sarsen stones.
There are three waymarked trails in the park if you fancy an adventure. One of them, the yellow route, is specifically designed for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and buggies. The trail provides spectacular views over the downs, and guides visitors past a variety of natural habitats, churches, oast houses, Neolithic remains and other historic features.
After you’ve seen the sights of the trail, you can refuel at the Bluebell café and try the local produce. The menu includes homemade snacks, light meals and cakes, and even homemade dog biscuits for your furry friends! You can also grab an ice cream to cool down, some soft drinks and fair trade tea and coffee.
On arrival you’ll find 2 disabled parking spaces. These are hard standing spaces and are the closest spaces to the visitor centre, which is approximately 10 metres away with an easily accessible entrance. There are an additional 55 hard standing spaces and 25 grass parking spaces.
There is a fully accessible toilet adjacent to the main visitor centre which is open at all times, and the facilities can be reached by an easy access pathway. The café is situated on the ground floor of the visitor centre and is accessible through automatic double doors. There is accessible seating inside the café, or alternatively there are accessible picnic benches in the café garden.
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