Walking & Running - Betteshanger Country Park based in Deal, Kent

Walking & Running

Our 250 acre country park provides ideal traffic- free running conditions with over 5km of leisure paths to explore.


We have a range of organised races and fun runs taking place throughout the year, including the popular Junior Park Run, Saxon, Vikings & Normans Marathons, KM Colour Run and the annual Kent Christmas Cracker.
Please check our events section for forthcoming races.

A free 2km timed junior parkrun takes place every Sunday, starting at 9am. It is suitable for ages 4-14 and open to all abilities. Whilst the event is free to enter, runners do need to register with parkrun before taking part. And don’t forget your barcode!



Our former spoil heap provides many walking options both in the open and through woodland. A popular route takes in our picturesque blue lake, where you’ll spot countless dragonflies skipping over its surface during the summer months. From the top of the Park, you’ll get panoramic views towards Sandwich and its world-renowned golf courses, Ramsgate and the Thanet Offshore Windfarm.

Thanks to our traffic-free spaces we are a popular area for dog walkers. We welcome all dogs but they must be kept under control and on a lead at all times. Please dispose of dog waste in the bins provided.

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