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Local Walks

Here are two walks from Ightham Mote taken from the the NT website. Click on the walks to download a printable version.

Ightham Motes circular walk to Oldbury Hill

Ightham Motes circular walk to Old Soar Manor

Ightham Mote to Knole House >>

What could be better than a day out in the Kentish countryside incorporating two National Trust properties? Follow this circular walk from Ightham Mote, along the Greensand Way, passing through areas of outstanding natural beauty to Knole Park, before returning to Ightham Mote via the Duchess Walk, Godden Green and Broadhoath Wood.

Ightham Mote’s walk to Shipbourne and Fairlawne >>

This Ightham Mote circular walk begins with a wander through ancient Scathes Wood, before taking in some wonderful views of the Kentish countryside on the way to the neighbouring estate of Fairlawne and on to Shipbourne.

Ightham Mote’s circular walk to Oldbury Hill >>

Along the route you will see fine views across the Kentish countryside, along with an old quarry (which supplied the ragstone for Ightham Mote), and fish ponds, possible dating to the Roman period.

Ightham Mote’s circular walk to Wilmot Hill >>

Enjoy the Kentish countryside from the Ightham Mote estate as you walk the periphery of a large part of its 580 acres. The walk incorporates Scathes Wood, the Greensand Way, Wilmot Hill and Broadhoath Wood. You can choose from two options when you near the end of your walk.

Shipbourne walk – as pretty as a picture >>

Majestic trees, rolling open fields, historic houses and the picturesque village of Plaxtol – one of the most scenic areas in Kent – make this peaceful Greensand Way walk a delight for all the family throughout the year.

Oldbury Hill and Styants Wood >>

Located within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Oldbury Hill and Styants Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and home to a huge Iron Age fort built sometime between 150 and 50 BC. Consisting of 166 acres of woodland, the woods benefit from a good network of paths, including two waymarked circular trails.

Platt Wood >>

A charming, diverse hilltop woodland hidden away behind a traditional village church, Platt Wood is a wonderfully secluded spot to escape from it all.

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