Villages in Kent – Singleton Lake

Bonjour lecteurs! The sun is out! Time to enjoy some quality time with your family. Hip hip hurrah! I am going to post more free family days out in Kent over the next few weeks. So that you can get plenty of idées and you can discover some new Kentish gems with your little ones! Don’t forget to check out my old Villages in Kent posts. But for now, time, to take you to a local place we love, Singleton Lake!

Singleton Lake

If you happen to be in Kent, Singleton Lake is a beautiful place to hang around (the postcode is TN23 5UJ if you need it).

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It’s part of the ‘Ashford Green Corridor’. This man-made lake has become over time a wildlife haven.

It’s also really peaceful for cycling and there are some tables around if you fancy a picnic.

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Easy Family Exercise!

We went last week when it was quite overcast as it is such an easy day out for us. It’s always good to get some fresh air!

But probably best to go on a sunny day! It is truly beautiful to stay by the river and it is relatively calm.

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You might spot the odd fisher, but it’s usually quite peaceful. L’excuse parfaite to go for a little walk with younger kids! It’s not too long and circular.

If you fancy being a bit more adventurous, you can also walk along the Great Stour River which runs alongside.  Head over to the next village, Great Chart for a bit more country scenery. It’s a lovely townlet with many paths to walk!

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Expect it to be busier at the weekends and Bank holidays. It’s a classic spot for people in the area.

Wildlife

What I like the most about Singleton Lake is that it’s so versatile. I go often there on my own when I cycle.

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En plus, when we go with Baba, there is a lot of wildlife and plants to observe.

Take your time and observe or play hide and seek in the bushes!

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We love getting some food to the birds. And you have the odd information about the local wildlife around the lake, which turns it into an educational adventure too!

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The place is the peaceful habitat of many species. Try to spot a nightingale in the trees if you can!

Ducks!

We always see and gladly observe the ducks and swans. Les canards are among our favourite.

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But what I love the most about Singleton Lake is how easy you can observe ducklings!

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It’s truly a sweet experience for toddlers and you can do so very closely without disturbing their natural habitat!

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It’s quite spacious and you have many spots along the lake to pause and observe the animals. So it never feels over-crowded!

The waterfall on the side of the lake (in the woody bit!) is stunning! And so peaceful! (photo from last year!)

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Carry on the adventure with the path on the west side.

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It connects Singleton Lake to Victoria Park: a huge park within Ashford with a skate area and also two big playgrounds! Stop by the Queen Victoria statue et voilà!

Singleton Lake & Victoria Park

So, ready to stop by Singleton Lake and then head over to Victoria Park?

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Even better, you have free parking (you’ve got plenty of space) and it’s also suitable for the disabled. Just follow the path and relax in nature.

It’s a very pleasant spot for a short walk with the kiddies.

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Et they can feed and observe the ducks, geese and swans on the lake and around.

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I hope this is helpful for parents who live in Kent or for people visiting the beautiful Kentish country?

See you soon for more family days out in Kent!  And follow me now on Instagram for more adventures on my feed and in my stories!

 

Baba’s jacket: Kuling. Strippy top & jeans: Petit Bateau, all via Alex and Alexa. Boots: Regatta Great Outdoors Peppa Pig Collection (mix of own and PR samples).

 

19 Comments

  1. Julia Kerr
    April 20, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    We have family who are newish to Kent so it’s great to get ideas for things to do

  2. Chloe
    April 20, 2021 / 9:01 pm

    Lovely photos it looks like Baba had great fun visiting Singleton Lake 🙂

  3. Carolyn
    April 21, 2021 / 8:54 am

    That does look like a great place for a walk, picnic and a natter with friends. Got to love the English countryside.

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    April 21, 2021 / 11:11 am

    Another place in Kent you have found for a fun day. It looks great

  5. Chloe
    April 21, 2021 / 10:50 pm

    Beautiful photos at Singleton Lake, it looks like you had a lovely time 🙂

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    April 22, 2021 / 1:44 am

    Looks so beautiful and tranquil – would love to see for myself

  7. ashleigh allan
    April 23, 2021 / 9:02 am

    Love the glasses!

  8. Chloe
    April 23, 2021 / 9:25 pm

    Beautiful photos of Singleton Lakes, such a pretty place to visit 🙂

  9. ashleigh allan
    April 24, 2021 / 9:15 am

    Love the wellies too!

  10. claire
    April 24, 2021 / 10:20 am

    I’ve never been to Kent but this looks a nice place.

  11. Jeanette Leighton
    April 24, 2021 / 3:19 pm

    We love visiting lakes and rivers to see the birds

  12. Georgie Wright
    April 24, 2021 / 11:22 pm

    It looks like you had a lovely day out!

  13. Amanda Botterill
    April 26, 2021 / 3:42 pm

    What a lovely area to explore

  14. Jeanette Leighton
    April 26, 2021 / 4:51 pm

    Lovely pictures looks like a lovely day

  15. Julia Kerr
    April 26, 2021 / 10:22 pm

    Singleton Lake looks lovely, we love watching and feeding the wildlife

  16. Carolyn
    April 27, 2021 / 9:58 am

    I enjoy lovely walk somewhere nice with family – it is always a good choice for everyone – clears the cobwebs from the brain and we actually relax and chat.

  17. Chloe
    April 30, 2021 / 11:57 am

    Lovely photos! I have to give this singleton lake a visit 🙂

  18. Carolyn
    May 1, 2021 / 7:13 am

    How lovely t9 be able to get out for a circular lake walk so close to home.

  19. MARIA ROGERS
    May 2, 2021 / 11:50 am

    looks like baba had such a great time getting out and about with his mama

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