2.8 of 5 (10 votes)

From Westerham to Chartwell

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Kent, England, about 8.60km (5.34 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 144m (472ft)
Descent 142m (465ft)
Max. Elevation 220m (721ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 286m (937ft)
Start & End
Distance 8.60km
Duration ~2:45h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 27 Jun 2014
This is one of many great walks that provide city-worn Londoners with a day in the countryside. From Westerham, accessible by bus from the capital, you can wander through parkland and woodland along the North Downs. The route passes near Chartwell, which is well worth a visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

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OS Grid TQ444539
Take the bus to Westerham. Coming from London, you can use an Oyster Card to get all the way out here.
OS Grid TQ444535
From the High Street, head into Mill Lane and take the footpath heading south into Squerryes Park.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid TQ440523
Follow the path into the woodland around Goodley Stock.
About 1.33 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid TQ439515
Once in the woods, there is a fair old mess of footpaths and long-distance routes. A the main junction of paths, head east across Crockhamhill Common.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TQ455513
If time allows, take a trip into the woods and gardens of Chartwell, Winston Churchill's country retreat.
About 1.66 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid TQ450515
While the obvious route from Chartwell heads to Toy's Hill, the roads here are a bit dangerous for walking (lots of woodland, fast cars etc.). Instead, return to the common to take the woodland path back towards Westerham.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid TQ458527
The route takes you to French Street, a small village in the Kent countryside.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
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Once in the village, take the first footpath on your left through Hosey Common.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid TQ450529
At the road, turn left and walk for around 100m before crossing to the path on the opposite side.
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid TQ447535
This path leads northwest back towards Westerham, passing through Squerryes Park once more.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TQ446539
Return to Westerham for the bus home. The General Wolfe on the high street is a good spot for the post-walk pint.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from

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