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: 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: Winter snow

 

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: apple orchards about fifteen minutes walk from the cottages.