“With two National Trust houses, fantastic views and a stunning deer park, this shorter hike is within Kent’s AONB.”
With a train journey of around half an hour from London, this relatively leisurely, circular walk set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty feels like it’s a world away from the city. Take in stunning views across the Kent Weald, immerse yourself in history at two excellent National Trust properties, and enjoy the array of wildlife on offer, from the deer herd in Knole Park to bluebells and lavender fields in the Spring. Towards the end of the walk, take a load off and quench your thirst at The Bucks Head pub in Godden Green.
Curator: Alex Thomas
• Seeing Knole House and exploring its Deer Park
• Enjoying outstanding views from One Tree Hill
• Looking around the moated medieval manor house at Ightham Mote
• Catching the wildflowers and lavender fields in Spring