Linton, Loose & Langley Loop 22 Miles - Heart of Kent Walking Festival 2023

Type:Guided Walk

Linton, Kent
Guided Walk
Walkers with the Heart of Kent Walking Festival


Take part in this years Heart of Kent Walking Festival with this free 22 mile guided walk through Linton, Loose and Langley with views of magnificent houses, gardens and parks, guided by the Long Distance Walkers Association.

This long walk sets off from the enchanting village of Linton, located on the southward slope of the Greensand Ridge, with panoramic views of the Weald of Kent. The route will follow some of the Greensand Way, named after the sandstone ridge that crosses Surrey & Kent. A hallmark of this route is the number of magnificent houses, gardens and parks that you will see. After Linton the walk turns back through the attractive Loose Valley, well known for its stream and tumble of old cottages. The remains of thirteen paper mills lie along the valley, and you may spot the haul stones where the wagons were hitched to and the trough where the horse would drink. The walk will continue past Langley Loch to a lunch stop at the village pub or a picnic in the churchyard. In the afternoon the walk will turn again at Ulcombe for more Greensand Ridge on the way back.

Walk Details
Walk Leader: Peter Jull
Distance: 22 miles
Walk Duration: 7 and a 1/2 hours
Walk Grade: Grade 4 - Moderate
Walk Type: Circular
Accessibility Grade: A1
Age Suitability: Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult - must be capable of walking 22 miles
You will need to bring: Suitable clothing (prepared for all weather conditions), a packed lunch, plenty of water
Toilet Facilities: No toilets on route
Rest Stops: Elevenses, lunch and PM breaks
Are there stiles on route? Yes
Dog Friendly? Yes (must be capable of walking 22 miles with 3 breaks)


What to do in the area?
Visit Loddington Farm and the various independent shops within it such as Blooming Green, Musket Brewery and Blue Reef Skate Shop & Café
Visit the goats at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats
Get creative at Maidstone Art Centre
Enjoy a meal or drink at The Bull Inn

Where to stay?
Rankins Farm Glamping
Riseden Bed & Breakfast
Weald of Kent Golf Course & Hotel
The Potting Shed

Special Offers for Bookers

The Ivy Coffee House will be providing a voucher to all attendees of the Heart of Kent Walking Festival for 10% off any hot drink purchased with them. Vouchers will be sent to walkers the day before their walk.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
All BookingsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Free parking at Linton car park

Public Transport:

No.5 Bus to Linton Church bus stop from Maidstone

Opening Times

Season (26 Mar 2023)
Sunday09:00 - 17:30


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