Brockhill Park, Kent

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Last Sunday the weather was sunny, if a little breezy. Once we had finished taking outfit pictures for my previous blog post (my choice of activity) my husband and I went for a walk in the countryside (his). We had a big family barbeque coming up on the bank holiday Monday, and knew we would be doing a lot of eating and not too much moving, so it seemed like a good idea to get out in the fresh air and stretch our legs while we had the chance. We're lucky enough to have some beautiful country walks right on our doorstep, but this time we fancied something a little different, so we took a drive out to Brockhill Park, near Hythe in Kent.

We hadn't visited this place before, but I am sure we will go back, because it's lovely. You pay for parking (£2 at weekends/holidays and £1.50 in the week), but entry to the park itself is free. There is a little café where you can buy drinks and snacks, but there are also benches provided for picnics, which is probably a much nicer idea if you plan your trip in advance. We saw some families who had really gone to town and brought feasts with them - some had even brought disposable barbeques - and we were quite jealous!

Once you get past this initial picnic area, you follow a path that leads you to a lovely, peaceful lake. Here, the resident ducks paddle away to their hearts' content, sheltered on all sides by tall, leafy trees.




We stood admiring them for some time, just enjoying the tranquillity of this little spot. Then we continued along the path, eager to see where it would take us.
  
It leads you all the way around the edge of the lake and beyond, where the landscape begins to open up a little. As you stroll along, you can't help but keep stopping to admire the trees and wild flowers. This is definitely a place for only the very gentlest of exercise. No cardio marching here!
 
 
I wore a light parka jacket from Topshop. It's a fairly recent purchase and I've worn it pretty much every day since I bought it. I like the way it looks with jeans and Converse and it's brilliant when you want to keep out the wind and/or rain but don't want to wear a bulky jacket. 
 
 Parka - Topshop (currently out of stock in the colour I have, but available in tan and blue), Jumper and jeans - both Topshop, Sunglasses - Chanel, Bag - Zara, Trainers - Converse
 
As the path leads further away from the lake area it eventually takes you out into open fields. You can just see them beginning to appear to the right in the photo below.
 
This is where the path comes to an end. In the fields we found more picnickers, couples stretched out lazily on blankets and kids playing football. I'm afraid I forgot to get a picture of all this, as I was too busy making new friends.
 
We thoroughly enjoyed our few hours in Brockhill Park and it set us up beautifully for Monday's festivities. Unfortunately, it rained on Monday. Torrentially. All day. But we enjoyed ourselves anyway!
 
There has been another weekend since then, so I hope that everyone had a good one.
 
Where's your favourite place to go when you want to escape the madding crowds?
 
Kate x
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37 comments

  1. wow what a beautiful place!

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  2. Such a nice park. By the way I got the same parka as yours but it's in blue. Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! it’s made my day *big smile* ! I really like your blog! Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know :) xx

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  3. Such a beautiful park. I also have the same parka as yours but it's in blue. Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Hope you enjoy Santorini! By the way, would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know :) xx

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    1. I really liked the blue one too! And you're welcome, I enjoyed reading your blog! x

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  4. hahaha that sheep looks so, so happy to be basking in the sun light :') what a good photo! You look gorgeous too, I love simple outfits like this matched with converse!

    Elisse x

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    1. Thanks Elisse! Yes the sheep were lovely and quite happy for us to photograph them! I can't take credit for that shot though - my husband got that one! x

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  5. These photos are so pretty, I LOVE your jumper - it looks gorgeous!! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Thanks Layla - it's one of those fluffy ones and has been worn to death! x

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  6. Amazing pictures!

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  7. Such a beautiful scenery. (=

    xx kim

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  8. Looks so peaceful and tranquil. I like your coat, too. :)

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  9. Such beautiful pictures! love your jumper:) X

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  10. Looks lovely :) love your blog xx
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  11. Lovely pictures! Love your jacket :)

    Love Priya

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  12. I nominated you for the liebster award. You can see it here. Have a nice day! :)

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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  13. I love these pictures! This looks so relaxing and peaceful - makes me want to go on a walk! Thanks for sharing. I love nature pics like these.

    Hunni of TIFFANYXOXO.COM

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  14. Looks so beautiful! And how adorable is the last picture?!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  15. Love a good countryside walk its my favourite thing to do! Wish I lived in Kent now (ha!)

    Pretty Style
    Louise

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  16. That park looks so lovely!! I love your khaki coat too! x

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  17. Brockhill Park sounds truly beautiful <3

    I live in the Kent area, so I'll have to keep it in mind to visit! I love that there's lot to explore and see with lots of variety; and how cute are they sheep posing like that?! I remember that awful Bank Holiday Monday rain, so typical of the UK it hurts!!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  18. Lovely to see these pictures, really nice!
    ciao, Janneke

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  19. Love these pictures, so lovely! Love to be outside too,
    ciao, Janneke

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  20. nice pictures you look great
    xo

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  21. This park looks so beautiful! If only I lived nearer I would probably visit all the time!
    xx

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