Julie Rose Stadium Car Park
Ashford's Green Corridor follows National Route 18 of the National Cycle Network and forms the spine of Ashford’s own cycling network linking Singleton in the West and Little Burton in the East. This great route uses the traffic-free cycle paths of Route 18 setting out from the Julie Rose Stadium where you can also access Ashford’s newest Green space – Conningbrook Lakes Country Park.
The first part of the route takes you through the nature reserve that runs through the Little Burton Farm residential area, following the Great Stour River you may catch a glimpse of Kingfishers or Green woodpeckers before passing Ashford Rugby Club, home of the Toucans!
Continuing through Queen Mothers Park the route approaches central Ashford then follows the East Stour River through Bowens Field wetlands and quickly to the green heart of Ashford, Victoria Park. The park has both mature formal tree planting as well as woodland, a beautiful ornamental fountain, playparks and plenty of open space to enjoy. You'll ride through the park Watercress Fields where the cycle path follows the route of the river and passes an old fording point. Continue alongside the river until you meet Singleton Lake.
From here you'll retrace your route back to the Julie Rose Stadium. As it's name suggests the Green Corridor provides a pleasant relaxing environment in the middle of an increasingly busy urban area. The route provides an ideal introduction to the Ashford cycle route network as well as an appetiser for National Route 18 which runs from Tunbridge Wells to Canterbury.