Betteshanger Country Park (formally known as Fowlmead Country Park)

A258, Sandwich Road, Sholden, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF


Betteshanger Country Park can be found on the A258 approximately 2 miles from Deal, Kent on the A258 which is the main Deal to Sandwich Road.

The entrance has its own roundabout, look out for the large statue of a miner, and this is the exit you're looking for.

If you're coming from Deal/Dover then this is the roundabout, turn right....

Or if you're coming from the Sandwich direction, turn left


There is lots of parking available. Please note parking is Pay & Display. (Currently £3 for an all day ticket) which is payable before you leave the park. They use an ANPR system and even if you forget you can pay afterwards for up to 48 hours.(You can find out more information at their site here.) Please park in the first four bays if there is space (there should be room for 100+ cars there easily) before using the overflow parking area.


For trail events (i.e. Cakeathon, Fowlmead Challenge) then the set up for base camp and the start finish is past the end of the car parks, for Road events (i.e. 100MC AGM Marathon, Good Bad & the Ugly Marathon, Fowlmead 50) its up a short concrete road to the tarmac loop.

There are toilets and showers available as well as a cafe which is typically open from 0930-1700.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Deal and that's 2.9 miles away.

Local Hotels

Premier Inn - Dover East (8.5 miles away) - Manston (9.0 miles away) - Dover Eastern Ferry Terminal (10.1 miles away)

Travelodge - Ramsgate Seafront (7 miles away) - Margate Westwood (8.6 miles away)

Holiday Inn Express - Ramsgate - Minster (11 miles away)

Best Western - Dover Marine Hotel (10 miles away)

Other hotels in Deal area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Bed and Breakfasts in the Deal area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Camping sites in the area can be found here. (There is no camping or overnight parking allowed at Fowlmead)

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