Local Walks

Above:   North Downs Way in May; about fifteen minutes walk  from the cottages leading into Kings’ Wood.
There are  numerous other footpaths nearby in the picturesque Stour Valley, Wye Downs, Perry Wood and Crundale.

Above:   North Downs Way/ Kings’ Wood  in May; about twenty minutes walk  from the cottages. Kings’ Wood is a vast
ancient forest teeming with wildlife.  King Henry VIII once  hunted deer there. It is about  2,000 acres (400 hectares).

Above:   North Downs Way/ Kings’ Wood  in May; about twenty minutes walk  from the cottages. Kings’ Wood is a vast
 ancient forest teeming with wildlife.  King Henry VIII once  hunted deer there. It is about  2,000 acres (400 hectares).

 Above: North Downs Way/ Kings’ Wood  in May; about twenty minutes walk  from the cottages. Kings’ Wood is a vast
ancient forest teeming with wildlife.  King Henry VIII once  hunted deer there. It is about  2,000 acres (400 hectares).

Above:   primroses along the North Downs Way in Kings’ Wood  in May; about twenty minutes walk  from the cottages.
There are  numerous other footpaths nearby in the picturesque Stour Valley, Wye Downs, Perry Wood and Crundale.

Above: the cottages are situated on the North Downs Way  National Trail and are about ten minutes walk from this particular sign!

Above: snowdrops on the bank opposite the cottages

 

Above: snowdrops on the bank opposite the cottages


Above: winter snow

Above: Mountain Street/North Downs Way about five minutes walk from the cottages

 
Above: Mountain Street / North Downs Way about five minutes walk  from the cottages

Above:   North Downs Way about fifteen minutes walk  from the cottages

Above:  Godmersham Park  c. fifteen minutes walk  from the cottages. Jane Austen often stayed  in the house at Godmersham Park.
Godmersham Park is privately owned; you can walk the designated footpaths in the park, but the house is not open to the public.

 


Above:  Godmersham Park  c. fifteen minutes walk  from the cottages. Jane Austen often stayed  in the house at Godmersham Park.
Godmersham Park is privately owned; you can walk the designated footpaths in the park, but the house is not open to the public.


Above: apple orchards about fifteen minutes walk from the cottages. 

 


Above:  apple orchards about fifteen minutes walk from the cottages.