Sutton Valence is a small, historical village near Maidstone. There are the remains of a castle which are open to the public (free). We parked in the village (very picturesque – so good to take visitors to if you want to show them an English village that isn’t touristy) then walked round to the castle and continued round the block. There appears to be an area/field/wood to walk the dog in which is on the right hand side as you return to the village – follow the stair where you see a dog poo bin. We went from here to Mote Park – a good combination.